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05/06/03
Modern Millie Moves To Theatreland
- Another film becomes a musical

THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE receives its West End premiere this Autumn. The show opens October 21 and stars British actress Amanda Holden in an optimistic take on American life.

The nostalgic musical comedy takes inspiration from the 1967 film. Originally staring Julie Andrews, Mary Tyler Moore and Carol Channing, the tale of Millie Dillmount's journey from Kansas to New York is set in the swinging 1920s. The jazzy songs and bobbed hair cuts of this feelgood show went down well at the 2002 Tony Awards, where the show scooped six awards.

Holden's starring role builds on her TV credits in Cutting It and This Life. In relaunching herself as a musical actress she follows in the footsteps of Toyah Willcox, the rock singer currently changing her image for the lead in the West End musical Calamity Jane. Thoroughly Modern Millie in fact replaces Calamity Jane at the Shaftesbury theatre.




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