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Thoroughly Modern Millie – Bristol Hippodrome

Joanne Clifton as Millie Dillmount in Thoroughly Modern Millie

Book: Richard Morris and Dick Scanlan New Music: Jeanine Tesori New Lyrics: Dick Scanlan Director: Racky Plews Reviewer: Claire Hayes If it’s light-hearted escapist entertainment you’re after then the jazz age Thoroughly Modern Millie, with Strictly Come Dancing’s Joanne Clifton asserting her musical theatre credentials in the title role, could just fit the bill. Be warned though, around the edges, ...

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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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Thoroughly Modern Millie – Liverpool Empire

Joanne Clifton as Millie Dillmount in Thoroughly Modern Millie

Book: Richard Morris and Dick Scanlan New Music:  Jeanine Tesori New Lyrics: Dick Scanlan Director: Racky Plews Reviewer: John Roberts Originally a film vehicle for Oscar Award-winning Julie Andrews in 1967, this stage version was bound for Broadway in 2002 with a new book by Richard Morris, Dick Scanlan and music from Jeanine Tesori - that season the show won ...

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Thoroughly Modern Millie – New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

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:  Selwyn Knight Originally conceived as a star vehicle for Julie Andrews, the film Thoroughly Modern Millie was released in 1967 to a generally positive reception, nominated for seven Academy Awards (winning one) and for five Golden Globes (winning one). So it was a ...

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Footloose – the Musical – Milton Keynes Theatre

Gareth Gates and company in Footloose

Director: Racky Plews Stage Adaptation: Dean Pritchard and Walter Bobbie Reviewer:Maggie Constable Pretty much everyone will have heard Footloose or knows the classic musical movie of the 80s and, if not, there are the famous toe-tapping songs such as Holding Out For A Her and Let’s Hear It For The Boy. Milton Keynes Theatre this week hosts the stage adaptation ...

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Vanities: The Musical -Trafalgar Studios, London

Music and Lyrics: David Kirshenbaum Book: Jack Heifner Director and Choreographer: Racky Plews Reviewer: Maryam Philpott Even in the UK, the American high school experience is incredibly familiar and there are numerous films, musicals and books dedicated to a period many writers consider pivotal in the particular shaping of young women. Regardless of generation, at some point, most people will ...

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