The winner of six Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Thoroughly Modern Millie was the 2002 season's most awarded new show on Broadway! Based on the 1967 Academy Award-winning film, Thoroughly Modern Millie takes you back to the height of the Jazz Age in New York City, when "moderns," including a flapper named Millie Dillmount, were bobbing their hair, raising their hemlines, entering the workforce and rewriting the rules of love. This high-spirited musical romp is a delightful valentine to the long-standing spirit of New York City and the people who seek to discover themselves there.
Set in New York City in 1922, Thoroughly Modern Millie tells the story of young Millie Dillmount from Kansas, who comes to New York in search of a new life for herself. Her grand plan is to find a job as a secretary for a wealthy man and then marry him. However, her plan goes completely awry. The owner of her dingy hotel kidnaps young girls to sell to the Far East, her wealthy boss is slow in proposing marriage and the man she actually falls in love with doesn't have a dime to his name... or so he tells her.
Filled with frisky flappers, dashing leading men and a dragon lady of a villainess that audiences will love to hate, Thoroughly Modern Millie is a perfectly constructed evening of madcap merriment. From explosive tap numbers to a "Fred and Ginger" routine on a window ledge.
14th - 17th March 2018
Saturday Matinee 2.30pm
Wednesday Adults £13 Concessions £11
Thursday Adults £13 Concessions £11
Friday Adults £15 Concessions £13
Matinee Adults £13 Concessions £11
Saturday Eve Adults £15 Concessions £13
NODA Report - Thoroughly Modern Millie - March 2018
Dawn Sainsbury playing the title role of Millie the musical was off to a brilliant start, and in modern parlance she ‘ticked all the boxes’ as the girl from Kansas looking for a better life in New York. She gave a faultless performance. Playing Jimmy Smith, the young man who gradually becomes more to Millie than the stereotypical, impatient New Yorker, Jordan Bateson was strong in the role and his accent and acting were excellent in this his debut with SMTG. Faith Powell excelled herself as Mrs Meers. She was sinister, her Chinese accent was very good and her timing spot on. Company numbers were strong with good movement and singing and the energy level never faltered. It came across as a show that everyone on stage was thoroughly enjoying.
The shady Priscilla Hotel -which fronted white slave trade to the East was realistic with its reception area and the numerous bedroom doors, and in act two the Window Ledge scene was surprisingly convincing, both the set and the action. Properties were good and suitable for the era. Scene changes were slick - and there were plenty of them! The lighting design was one of the best I’ve seen and the sound was good. Jill did a magnificent job with the costumes – they were quite outstanding, from the day dresses to the fabulous evening dresses, and the orange and black office outfits were striking.
The production team of Lynne, Annelly and John worked hard together to bring a super show to the stage and they certainly succeeded. Congratulations to the three of them and also to everybody, both on and off stage, for their commitment to, and presentation of ‘Thoroughly Modern Millie’. It was a triumph!