The Landor Theatre will be hosting the new production of Thoroughly Modern Millie this summer, presented by SDWC Productions. It will be the show’s triumphant return to London 12 years after it was first performed at the Shaftesbury Theatre.
Originally presented on Broadway in 2002, Thoroughly Modern Millie won six Tony Awards (including Best New Musical) as well as numerous other awards and the West End production accumulated three Olivier Award nominations. Based on the ever popular movie, Thoroughly Modern Millie is a show filled with flappers and madcap antics, including the charismatic Mrs Meers. It tells the story of young Millie Dillmount, who has just moved to the city in search of a new life. It’s a New York full of mystery and jazz, a revolutionary time, when women were entering the workplace and the rules of love and social behaviour were changing in favour of women.
Director Matthew Iliffe is one to watch. A recent graduate of the prestigious StoneCrabs Young Directors’ Programme and one of the youngest directors on the London Fringe scene, Thoroughly Modern Millie is Matthew’s fourth production as director, having previously staged Simon Stephens’ Punk Rock (Trinity Theatre, Tunbridge Wells), Jack Thorne’s Fanny & Faggot (Tabard Theatre, London) and Ella Hickson’s Precious Little Talent (Gobstoppers Festival, The Albany, Deptford). Matthew is also currently developing a new piece by playwright Claire Unwin. He comments:
I am thrilled to have the chance to reimagine one of my favourite musicals at the Landor, a powerhouse of fringe musical theatre. We’ve assembled a dynamic, vibrant cast and team to bring this fresh, quirky and joyous new interpretation of the show to London this summer and I can’t wait to get started.
Tuesday 18th August – Sunday 13th September 2015, 7.30pm Saturday and Sunday matinees, 3pm
No performances on Mondays
Tickets are available from http://www.landortheatre.co.uk or 020 7737 7276 at £22 (£20)