Strictly for the fans of mod­ern mu­si­cals

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - LEISURE -

IF you’re won­der­ing how to cope with­out your week­end fix of Strictly Come Danc­ing, help is at hand.

Award win­ning mu­si­cal Thor­oughly Mod­ern Mil­lie is set to tour the UK in 2017 com­ing to Wy­combe Swan in March and Joanne Clifton will take the star­ring role.

2016 Strictly Come Danc­ing cham­pion, World Ball­room Show­dance Cham­pion and pro­fes­sional dancer Joanne will play Mil­lie Dill­mount, a Kansas girl de­ter­mined to make it big in New York City.

Joanne’s cred­its in­clude Face the Mu­sic, Burn the Floor, Strictly Live Tour and Mar­i­lyn Mon­roe in the Norma Jeane Mu­si­cal.

The cast is com­pleted by Sam Bar­rett (Jimmy Smith), Gra­ham McDuff (Trevor Gray­don), Kather­ine Glover (Miss Dorothy), Jenny Fitz­patrick (Muzzy), Cather­ine Mort (Miss Flan­nery), Damian Buha­giar (Ching Ho), Andy Yau (Bun Foo), Emma Hous­ley, David Mus­cat, Alice Baker, Lot­tie Sum­mers, Laura Marie Ben­son, Bobby Williams, Mar­ios Ni­co­laides and Laura Wil­son.

Win­ner of six Tony Awards in­clud­ing Best Mu­si­cal, Thor­oughly Mod­ern Mil­lie is based on the 1967 Academy Award-win­ning film. Tak­ing you back to the height of the Jazz Age in 1920s New York City, when ‘mod­erns’ in­clud­ing a flap­per named Mil­lie Dill­mount were bob- bing their hair, rais­ing their hem­lines, en­ter­ing the work­force and rewrit­ing the rules of love.

From ex­plo­sive tap num­bers to a ‘Fred and Ginger’ dance rou­tine on a win­dow ledge, and fea­tur­ing hit songs in­clud­ing Gimme Gimme, Thor­oughly Mod­ern Mil­lie and Not for the Life of Me Thor­oughly Mod­ern Mil­lie is a bril­liantly funny and en­ter­tain­ing show for all the fam­ily.

Tick­ets for Thor­oughly Mod­ern Mil­lie are on sale now. Call the box of­fice on 01494 512 000 or visit www. wycombeswan.co.uk.

Guy Levy/BBC

Ore Oduba and Joanne Clifton lift­ing the Glit­ter Ball Tro­phy as Strictly Come Danc­ing 2016 cham­pi­ons. Pic­ture:

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