Russell Grant to star in Thoroughly Modern Millie
Entourage Productions presents Thoroughly Modern Millie, starring Russell Grant, beginning previews on 01 Oct 2014, officially opening on 07 Oct and continuing its limited engagement through to 29 Oct 2014 at Theatro Technis near Mornington Crescent, in north-west London.
(Updated 29 Aug 2014: Postponed. Expected to now play at the same theatre 1 - 25 April 2015 with the full cast and creatives already been announced, subject to their availability. A spokesman for Entourage Productions said: "Regrettably, director Drew Baker is unable to direct the show at this time due to the serious illness of a family member.)
Thoroughly Modern Millie has music by Jeanine Tesori, lyrics by Dick Scanlan, a book by Richard Morris and Dick Scanlan, and is based on the 1967 film of the same name.
This production is directed by Drew Baker, with musical direction by Benjamin Holder, costumes by Andrew Cox, and set design by Ben M. Rogers.
Synopsis: 'Thoroughly Modern Millie, set in the Roaring twenties flapper era, tells the story of a small-town girl, Millie Dillmount, who comes to New York City to marry for money instead of love - a thoroughly modern aim in 1922, when women were just entering the workforce. Millie soon begins to take delight in the flapper lifestyle, but problems arise when she checks into a hotel owned by Mrs Meers (Russell Grant), the leader of a white slavery ring in China.'
Russell Grant is perhaps best known for his years as a TV Astrologer, along with his TV appearances on 'Strictly Come Dancing' in 2011 and 'Celebrity Masterchef' in 2014. His most notable stage credits include the role of the Wizard in 'The Wizard of Oz' (London Palladium), Camille (Arts Theatre), and Hans Andersen (London Palladium).