Thoroughly Modern Millie

Thoroughly Modern Millie


Thoroughly Modern Millie

Wednesday 17th to Saturday 20th February 2010
London Oratory School Theatre, West Brompton

Director: Jonny Clines
Musical director: Robert Wicks
Choreographer: Stuart Burrows
Tap choreographer: Nicole Rush

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Millie Dillmount - Helen Bartlett
Jimmy Smith - Olly Medlicott
Miss Dorothy Brown - Heather Matthews
Trevor Graydon - Jaco Norval
Mrs Meers - Sarah Hurley
Muzzy - Shana Costa
Miss Flannery - Susan Sworn
Ching Ho - Kevin Shen
Bun Foo - Marc Acuna
Ruth - Katy Goddard
Gloria - Florence Nash
Alice - Sarah Norton
Cora - Emily Frape
Lucille - Hannah McKenna-Vickerstaff
Rita - Angela Schultz
Ethel - Kristen Callaway

Nicole Rush, Alison Wilkin, Tara Stapley, Lucy Hennessy, Hannah McKenna-Vickerstaff, Sasha Need, Emily Frape.

Male ensemble
Glen Bryan, Serge Kluit, Charlie Richards, Richard Qureshi, Johnny Kirkman and Hugo Du Plesis

Female Ensemble
Lesley Ward, Angela Daniel, Ruth Cocks, Lisa Kelly, Jo Hayes, Siv Reksten, Nalia Watson, Ronnie Stone, Holley Beckermann, and Laura Gardner.

About the show

With a full score of jazzy songs and bright dance numbers, Thoroughly Modern Millie took Broadway by storm and won the Tony Award for Best Musical in 2002.

Based on the 1967 film of the same name, the show tells the story of a small-town girl, Millie Dillmount, who comes to New York City to marry for money instead of love – a thoroughly modern aim in 1922.

Millie is soon swept away by the flapper lifestyle, but her mission to fall in love with her boss gets derailed when she meets Jimmy. All is not what it seems and together they are embroiled in a madcap plot, involving hidden identities, kidnap and the white slave trade in China.

Surprised? You will be by this funny and entertaining show brought to you by Cygnet Players.


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Wednesday 17th to Saturday 22nd May 2010
St Barnabas Church, Southfields

Director: Katy Goddard
Musical director: Nicholas Shaikh

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Rene - Humphrey Waterhouse
Edith - Alison Walters
Yvette - Ruth Cocks
Leclerc - Ben Bradley
Michelle - Jan Smith
Mimi - Aimee Parnell
Colonel Von Strom - Aubs Tredget
General Von Schmelling - Alan Reiss
Captain Bertorelli - Daniel Stephenson
Herr Flick - Stuart Burrows
Helga - Caroline Lewis
Lieut. Gruber - Mark Smith
Crabtree - Serge Kluit
Airmen/German Soldiers - Francois Laporte, Sam Cunningham
Peasants/Townfolk - Tina Hines, Perrine Salter, Lucinda Thomson

About the show

Based on the popular British television series, this uproarious comedy relates the adventures of a hapless café owner in occupied France.

He and his wife have stashed a priceless portrait stolen by the Nazis in a sausage in their cellar, where two British airmen are also hiding until the Resistance can repatriate them.

Communications with London using the wireless that is disguised as a cockatoo add to the many embarrassments this intrepid proprietor endures in the company of his patrons.

News that the Fuhrer is scheduled to visit the town inspires tricksters disguised as Hitler to frequent the cafe. Meanwhile Rene summons all the wit he can muster to save his cafe and his life.


Photography by Nicole Rush


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Show Reviews

“Cygnet Players should once again be rightly proud of what they achieved with Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. Comedy is notoriously difficult to do well but they sailed through this with ease, giving us frequent laughs, toe-tapping dance routines and left me wanting to download the cast recording so I could re-live some of the numbers.”

 “Rachel Kitchen’s portrayal of Jolene was one of the highlights of the show for me. She had great energy and led the number Oklahoma brilliantly.”

Sarah McPartlan
Musical Theatre Musings Review

“Jonny Clines as the leading con man was suave and projected the regal feel essential for his unlikely background as a deposed prince … His rendition of ‘Love sneaks in’ was the musical highlight of the show.”

“Charlotte Donald, a superb dancer as well as an excellent singer, was perfect for the part giving it real presence.”

Tony Sweeney
NODA Review

“The highlight is Hughes as Freddy ... so very natural and understated in the role that it is perfectly pitched. From rookie swindler, to devastated sufferer of Dance Fever, to PC-challenging Ruprecht, each role is effortlessly portrayed with comic timing to boot.”

“What I really enjoyed ... was the amount of dance and ensemble movement ... Choreographer Kim Schenkelaars created simple, beautiful routines that seamlessly complemented the songs.”

"Cygnet Players have once again charmed me with their simple and precise portrayal of a show.”

From the House Seats Review

“The comedy duo that really came into their own during act two was Katy Thompson and Russell Bramley. They were perfect together, and their post-coital scene on the balcony was laugh-out-loud funny. Russell particularly had exceptional comic timing throughout.”

“I also absolutely adored all the costumes. The whole show was a rainbow of colour.”

Jess Pether
Sardines Review

"Rachel Kitchen (Elle) was ideal for the role and her transformation from a blonde airhead to a strong savvy woman really gave the show backbone and was delivered to perfection"

Tony Sweeney
NODA Review

"Kate Chesworth played the comedic role of Paulette and this was an example of perfect casting. Her facial expressions alone had me laughing along with Paulette, with the Irish section in Legally Blonde remix being a perfect example."

"This is a fun production which is worth seeing for Rachel Kitchen as Elle alone. It stays true to the spirit of Legally Blonde and they balance the froth on the surface well with its true message of looking beneath the surface. Well done to all at Cygnet players for another success!"

Sarah McPartlan
Musical Theatre Musings Review

"It really was a bright and lively piece, which sits up there with several previous Cygnets shows."

"The show's final number, 'Look at me', left me in tears - these three ladies were a true triumph and all equally impressive."

"The production line of outstanding productions continues apace. Congratulations to all involved."

Steve Macvicar
NODA Review

"The was an excellent production of a technically complex show, and should be considered a great achievement for this rapidly expanding company."

"Charlotte Donald, Helen Burgess-Bartlett and Rhian Roberts effectively owned the stage each time they appeared, ensuring all eyes were upon them, and playing off each other very effectively."

Chris Abbott
Sardines Review

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