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Thoroughly Modern Millie – Palace Theatre, Manchester

Joanne Clifton as Millie Dillmount in Thoroughly Modern Millie

Book: Richard Morris and Dick Scanlan New Lyrics: Dick Scanlan New Music: Jeanine Tesori Book: Richard Morris Director: Racky Plews Reviewer: Helen Jones Thoroughly Modern Millie was originally written as a film vehicle for Julie Andrews and finally turned into a stage musical in 2002. It is 1922. Millie Dillmount is a girl from small town Kansas. She arrives in ...

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Thoroughly Modern Millie – The Grand, Leeds

Joanne Clifton as Millie Dillmount in Thoroughly Modern Millie

Book: Richard Morris & Dick Scanlan New Music: Jeanine Tesori New Lyrics: Dick Scanlan Director: Racky Plews Musical Director: Rob Wicks Reviewer: Rob Atkinson On the face of it, the traditional “boy meets girl, they have issues, but end up happy ever after” musical theatre story is unlikely to be aided by the addition of a subplot around what they ...

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Thoroughly Modern Millie – Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Joanne Clifton as Millie Dillmount in Thoroughly Modern Millie

Book: Richard Morris & Dick Scanlan New Music: Jeanine Tesori New Lyrics: Dick Scanlan Director: Racky Plews Reviewer:  Scott Matthewman Based on the 1967 movie devised as a Julie Andrews vehicle, the 2002 Broadway production of Thoroughly Modern Millie, which is revived here, expands upon the original film’s appropriation of 1920s music by grabbing and adapting songs and styles from ...

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Green Day’s American Idiot – Arts Theatre, London

Book: Billie Joe Armstrong and Michael Mayer Music: Green Day Lyrics: Billie Joe Armstrong Director and Choreographer: Racky Plews Reviewer:Tom Finch From the moment the audience enters the auditorium of the Arts Theatre there's no getting away from the setting of Sell A Door's production of this anarchic musical byGreen Day. With moody punks dotted around the house and clips ...

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American Idiot – Empire Theatre, Liverpool

Cast of American Idiot UK Tour 2016

Book: Billie Joe Armstrong and Michael Mayer Music: Green Day Lyrics: Billie Joe Armstrong Director: Racky Plews Reviewer: Matt Forrest Musicals sometimes have a bad rap for being laced with so much sugar and sweetness that they’ll make your teeth fall out. However, there is no such sentiment with Green Day’s rock-opera American Idiot, the only way any teeth will ...

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American Idiot – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

Cast of American Idiot UK Tour 2016

Book: Billie Joe Armstrong and Michael Mayer Music: Green Day Lyrics: Billie Joe Armstrong Director and Choreographer: Racky Plews Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Producing a concept album in 2004 was a brave move for US pseudo-punks Green Day. It isn't hyperbole to describe that album, American Idiot, as culturally significant in US rock history, winning a Grammy Award in 2005 and ...

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Green Day’s American Idiot – Exeter Northcott Theatre, Exeter

Cast of American Idiot UK Tour 2016

Book: Billie Joe Armstrong and Michael Mayer Music: Green Day Lyrics: Billie Joe Armstrong Director and Choreographer: Racky Plews Reviewer: Christy Ku   Punk rock as musical theatre – sounds ridiculous? It couldn’t possibly work – but it does. The award-winning musical takes its title and music from Green Day’s multimillion-selling concept album American Idiot and uses a few tracks ...

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