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Full casting announced for Thoroughly Modern Millie - Richmond Theatre and on tour

Casting news

FULL casting has been announced for the 2018 tour of Thoroughly Modern Millie, which opens at Richmond Theatre (March 27 – 31).

Joining previously announced Hayley Tamaddon, who takes on the title role of Millie Dilmount, a Kansas girl determined to make it big in New York City, is Lucas Rush.

Rush returns as the evil proprietor of the Hotel Priscilla, Mrs Meers, a role he made his own during the 2017 tour of Thoroughly Modern Millie.

His other theatre credits include: St Jimmy/Resident Director in American Idiot (The Arts Theatre and UK Tour, for which he received A WhatsOnStage Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor in a Musical); Emcee in Cabaret (Arts Theatre Aberdeen); Edmund in Mark Rylance’s Sonnet Walks (Shakespeare’s Globe); Tony in Saturday Night Fever (RCCL and USA); Roger in Grease (Piccadilly Theatre); Rebel Leader in We Will Rock You (Dominion Theatre); Benadick in Much Ado About Nothing (Italian Theatre Tour); Mickey in Blood Brothers (The Manoel Theatre, Malta); Robin in The Merry Wives Of Windsor (RSC Barbican Theatre) and Gavrouche in Les Miserables (Palace Theatre).

Rush’s screen work includes: Rowan Neville in Walking on the Moon (ITV film, directed by Peter Kosminsky); Apostle in Jesus Christ Superstar Arena Spectacular (Universal Pictures, directed by Lawrence Connor) and James in the award-winning short film The Definition of Lonely (directed by Leon Lopez).

The cast is completed by Michael Colbourne (Jimmy Smith), Richard Meek (Trevor Graydon), Nicola Blackman (Muzzy van Hossmere), Lisa Bridge (Miss Dorothy), Guy Salim (Ching Ho), Patrick Jeremy (Bun Foo), Natalie Spriggs (Miss Flannery), Laura Ellis, Annie Guy, Emma Lloyd, Millie O’Connell, Patrick George, Scott Norton and Tom Summers.

Winner of six Tony Awards including Best Musical, Thoroughly Modern Millie is based on the 1967 Academy Award-winning film and is set at the height of the Jazz Age in 1920s New York City, when ‘moderns’ including a flapper named Millie Dillmount, were bobbing 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 and Not for the Life of Me, Thoroughly Modern Millie is described as a brilliantly funny and entertaining show for all the family.

Following the Richmond dates, the production will tour to Eastbourne, Sunderland, Oxford, Torquay, Poole, Stoke on Trent, Bath, Bradford, Darlington, Southend, Wolverhampton, Worthing and Jersey, with more dates to be announced.

Read more about Thoroughly Modern Millie.