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Thoroughly Modern Millie with Amanda Holden at Shaftesbury Theatre 11 Oct 03
It is now confirmed that Thoroughly Modern Millie will open at the Shaftesbury Theatre 21 Oct 03, following previews from 11 Oct 03, and booking to 24 Jan 04.
Booking is now open!!
Cast confirmed so far includes: Amanda Holden, Maureen Lipman, Sheila Ferguson, Craig Urbani, Mark McGee.
The show has book by Richard Morris & Dick Scanlan, music by Jeanine Tesori, lyrics by Dick Scanlan.
At the 2002 Tony Awards it collected the prize in six categories including Best Musical and Best Actress in a Musical. The creative team from the Broadway production, which includes designer David Gallow and director Michael Mayer, will be reunited for the West End show.
Based on the 1967 Oscar winning film it is the story of Millie, a young girl from Kansas who comes to New York in search of a new life for herself in the 'Roaring 20’s'. She has a plan - to get a good job as a secretary to a very rich man, and then marry him. Of course, nothing quite goes according to plan - the owner of her dingy hotel kidnaps young girls to sell to the Far East, her very rich boss is slow in proposing marriage, and the guy she actually falls in love with is poor as a church mouse.