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Thoroughly Modern Millie - Molly Marie Walsh joins cast

Casting news

AMERICAN Molly Marie Walsh will play the title role of Millie Dillmount alongside Russell Grant as the mysterious and sinister Mrs Meers in the Off West End premiere of the six-time Tony Award-winning tap dancing musical, Thoroughly Modern Millie, which runs at Theatro Technis from October 1 to October 25, 2014.

In America, Molly Marie Walsh has played The Witch in Into the Woods as well as appearing in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and Forbidden Broadway. In London, she recently played Mrs. Crachit in Alan Menken’s A Christmas Carol at the Tabard Theatre and Katisha in Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Mikado at Battersea Barge.

Completing the cast are Poppy Teirney as Muzzy Van Hossmere (Svetlana, Chess, No 1 UK tour; Alexandra, The Witches of Eastwick, The Watermill); Graham Macduff as Trevor Graydon (Sir Lancelot, Spamalot, Playhouse Theatre; Jigger, Carousel, Savoy Theatre; Grand Hotel, Donmar Warehouse); Scott Royal as Jimmy Smoth (Annie, New Zealand tour); Katriona Perrett as Miss Dorothy; Carlos Mapano as Bun Foo; and Prem Rai as Ching Ho.

Ensemble members are Daisy Boyles Jordan Cunningham, Colin Kiyani, Sam Lathwood, Sophie Le Brun, Katie Monks, Ellie Self and Mark Williamson.

Thoroughly Modern Millie is directed by Drew Baker, with costume design by Andrew Cox, musical direction by Matt Ramplin, set design by Ben M Rogers and choreography by Matt Wesley and Tom Gribby.

Set in the Roaring Twenties flapper era, Thoroughly Modern Millie 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, when women were just entering the workforce. Millie soon begins to take delight in the flapper lifestyle, but problems arise when she checks into a hotel owned by Mrs Meers, the leader of a white slavery ring in China.

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