The Off West End premiere of the six-time Tony Award-winning tap dancing musical, Thoroughly Modern Millie is being postponed to 2015.
Due to star Russell Grant as the mysterious and sinister Mrs Meers and American Molly Marie Walsh in the title role of Millie Dillmount, Thoroughly Modern Millie, was booked to play at Theatro Technis, 26 Crowndale Road, London NW1 from 1 – 25 October.
It will now play at the same theatre 1 – 25 April with the full cast and creatives already been announced, subject to their availability. Tickets are being refunded and booking will open soon for the new dates.
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. This production has been a long time in the making. Entourage are very excited by Drew’s vision of the show and the cast and team we have assembled. Postponing it will allow us to bring that vision to the stage with the full company we already have in place, subject to their availability.”
Russell Grant said when the show was first announced: “Once in a while a role comes along that you have secretly coveted. I started performing in theatre around 50 years ago and this is one of those roles – Mrs Meers! Amongst other recent offers on both stage and screen it was this role I had to get my hands on. Beatrice Lillie made the role so fabulous in the film and from the moment I saw her it was on my wish list of roles I always wanted to perform but was never likely to be offered – until now!”
Cast: Molly Marie Walsh (Millie), Poppy Teirney as Muzzy Van Hossmere (Svetlana, Chess, No 1 UK tour; Alexandra, The Witches of Eastwick, The Watermill); Graham Macduff as Trevor Graydon (Sir Lancelot, Spamalot, Playhouse Theatre; Jigger, Carousel, Savoy; Grand Hotel, Donmar Warehouse); Scott Royal as Jimmy Smoth (Annie, New Zealand tour); Katriona Perrett as Miss Dorothy; Carlos Mapano as Bun Foo; Prem Rai as Ching Ho. Ensemble: Daisy Boyles Jordan Cunningham, Colin Kiyani, Sam Lathwood, Sophie Le Brun, Katie Monks, Ellie Self, Mark Williamson.
The creative team: Director Drew Baker, Costume Designer Andrew Cox, Musical Director Matt Ramplin, Set Designer Ben M Rogers, Choreographers Matt Wesley and Tom Gribby Executive Producer CJ de Mooi, Producer Shinead Byrne.
Entourage Productions was founded in 2014 by CJ de Mooi and Drew Baker to bring exciting and engaging theatre to stages in London and beyond. Their most recent production was the acclaimed musical Zanna Don’t! at the Landor Theatre. Entourage Productions is proud to present the UK fringe premiere of Thoroughly Modern Millie.
Friday 29th August 2014