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Hayley Tamaddon to star in Throroughly Modern Millie at Richmond Theatre and on tour

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

FOLLOWING a hugely successful tour in Spring 2017, award-winning musical Thoroughly Modern Millie is set to tour the UK again in 2018 opening at Richmond Theatre on Tuesday, March 27 with actress Hayley Tamaddon taking on the title role of Millie Dilmount, a Kansas girl determined to make it big in New York City.

Hayley Tamaddon is perhaps best known for her portrayal of Del Dingle in Emmerdale and Andrea Beckett in Coronation Street and for winning the fifth series of Dancing on Ice. Her other television credits include Accused, Shameless, Waterloo Road, Where the Heart Is and The Royal.

Her musical theatre roles include Roxie Hart in Chicago (UK Tour), The Lady of the Lake in Spamalot (UK tour), Janet in The Rocky Horror Show (UK Tour), Frenchie in Grease (UK Tour), Diana Morales in A Chorus Line (Sheffield Theatres), Trish in Boogie Nights (UK Tour), Carmen in Fame (UK Tour), Laura in Boyband (West End) and Lisa in Mamma Mia! (West End).

Tamaddon has also starred in the UK tour of The Vagina Monologues and in John Godber’s play Muddy Cows (Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough).

Winner of six Tony Awards including Best Musical, Thoroughly Modern Millie is based on the 1967 Academy Award-winning film and takes audiences back to 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 a brilliantly funny and entertaining show for all the family.

Thoroughly Modern Millie has a book by Richard Morris and Dick Scanlan, new music by Jeanine Tesori
 and new lyrics by Dick Scanlan.

Presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe) Limited, Thoroughly Modern Millie is directed and choreographed by Racky Plews and has musical direction by Rob Wicks. Further casting will be announced in due course.

Following the Richmond dates (March 27 – 31), the production will tour to Eastbourne, Sunderland, Oxford, Torquay, Poole, Stoke on Trent, Dublin, Bradford, Darlington, Southend, Wolverhampton, Ipswich and Jersey, with more dates to be announced.