Thoroughly Modern Millie

Thoroughly Modern Millie is a musical with a book by Richard Morris and Dick Scanlan and additional songs by Scanlan (lyrics) and Jeanine Tesori (music).

It is based on the 1967 film of the same name about a small-town girl who comes to New York City to marry for money instead of love – a thoroughly modern aim in 1922, when women were just entering the workforce. After a West Coast production, the musical opened in 2002 on Broadway.

The musical maintains the basic storyline of the original film but, in an effort to be politically correct, tones down many of the stereotypical traits associated with the Asian characters in the film.

Cast & Creative

Cast List

Character Actor
Millie Ashley Gill
Jimmy Dieter Thomas
Muzzy Kate Long
Mrs Mears Clare Henderson-Roe
Trevor Graydon Chris Warden
Miss Dorothy Claire Smith
Bun Foo Andy Clarke
Ching Ho Stuart Kennedy
Miss Flannery Veronica Maidment
Alice Deb McDowell
Ruth Sue Astbury
Cora Kerry Sampson
Rita Sylvie Barlow
Gloria Caroline Hayes
Ethel Louise Turnbull
Lucille Jenny Corbin
Stenographer/Tap Dancer Clare Atkins
Stenographer/Tap Dancer Rachel Hughes
Stenographer/Tap Dancer Kerry Magee
Stenographer/Tap Dancer Juliet Manners
Stenographer/Tap Dancer Gemma Melhuish
Stenographer/Tap Dancer Helen Shore
Stenographer/Tap Dancer Gita Singham-Willis
Stenographer/Tap Dancer Karen Swift
Stenographer/Tap Dancer Louise Vinter
Male Ensemble Mike Bradbury
Male Ensemble Mark Burgess
Male Ensemble Guy Chaperlin
Male Ensemble Michael D’Ambrosio
Male Ensemble Mark Evans
Male Ensemble Chris Morris
Male Ensemble Jonathan Simmons
Male Ensemble Simon Willis
Female Ensemble Lizzie Brignall
Female Ensemble Bridgette Conway
Female Ensemble Anna Gough
Female Ensemble Ellen Harvey-Smart
Female Ensemble Sian Walters

Creative Team

Role Name
Director and Choreographer Jessica Joyce
Musical Director Shaun Critten
Tap Choreographer Melanie Edwards
Production Manager Tony Makepeace
Dance Captain Rachel Hughes
Lighting Design Ed Pagett
Sound Design Stuart Vaughan
Costume Design Suzy Deal
Hair and make-up Louise Turnbull
Technical Manager Wesley Henderson-Roe
Technical Manager Mike Bradbury
Stage Manager Jane Bean
Company House Manager Alan O'Shea
Audition Secretary Wesley Henderson-Roe

Reviews & Awards

The SWAN Awards

  • The Wild Swan Award
  • Best female performer in a musicalWinner Ashley Gill
  • Best Musical production – Nominated
  • Best supporting female performer in a musical – Nominated – Clare Henderson Roe
  • Best supporting male performer in a musical – Nominated – Chris Warden

Show Date: January 2008

Venue: Richmond Theatre

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