Strictly for the fans of modern musicals
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.
Ore Oduba and Joanne Clifton lifting the Glitter Ball Trophy as Strictly Come Dancing 2016 champions. Picture: