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Thoroughly Modern Millie Starring Strictly's Joanne Clifton

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Strictly Jazz Age In Award-winning Musical
Strictly Come Dancing's Joanne Clifton takes a step in a direction of a different kind of role when she stars in the lively musical, Thoroughly Modern Millie.

Joanne Clifton, thoroughly modern Millie, UK tour theatre , strictly come dancing professional
Joanne Clifton plays a headstrong modern woman in the jazz age

Clifton, the bubbly sister of dancer Kevin Clifton in the BBC1 reality show, plays the lead role of Millie as she tours theatres nationwide with the production stopping off in venues including Birmingham's New Alexandra Theatre in February.

The Thoroughly Modern Millie tour gets under way in January 2017, opening at New Wimbledon Theatre in London on Tuesday 17 January before visiting cities from Liverpool to Manchester, Bristol and Glasgow.

This is the stage version of the comedy musical movie that starred Julie Andrews. Set in the 1920s, it's an all dancing, lively caper that sees Clifton play the role of Millie, who investigates mysterious female kidnappings in the 1920s and finds love along the way.

Thoroughly modern Millie, uk tour, Joanne clifton
Flapper girls feature in Throughly Modern Millie, which won awards when it was on Broadway

Taking you back to the height of the Jazz Age in New York City, the show focusses on 'moderns' - independent, head strong female flappers like Millie Dillmount, who bobs her hair, raises her hemlines, gets a job and rewrites the rules of love.

World Ballroom Showdance Champion and Professional Dancer Joanne Clifton is no stranger to dancing on stage as she has performed in Face the Music, Burn the Floor, the Strictly Live Tour and Marilyn Monroe in the Norma Jeane Musical but for this tour, she will be showing off her acting skills too.

Thoroughly Modern Millie was the winner of six Tony Awards including Best Musical and was the 2002 season's most awarded new show on Broadway.

Thoroughly modern Millie, UK tour, Joanne clifton
The show tours many cities in the UK

It's a vibrant show with fantastic dance routines including impressive tap dancing sections, even on a window ledge. Hit songs include Gimme Gimme and Not for the Life of Me.

Thoroughly Modern Millie UK tour
Tickets start from 17.50.

Tuesday 17 Saturday 21 January Box Office: 0844 871 7646

New Wimbledon Theatre Website:

Tuesday 24 Saturday 28 January Box Office: 0844 871 7652

Milton Keynes Theatre Website:

Monday 30 January Saturday 4 February Box Office: 0844 871 3014

Edinburgh Playhouse Website:

Monday 6 Saturday 11 February Box Office: 0844 871 7648

Glasgow, King's Theatre Website:

Monday 13 Saturday 18 February Box Office: 0844 871 3011

Birmingham, New Alexandra Theatre Website:

Monday 20 Saturday 25 February Box Office: 0844 871 3017

Liverpool, Empire Theatre Website:

Monday 27 February Saturday 4 March Box Office: 0844 871 3024

York, Grand Opera House Website:

Monday 6 Saturday 11 March Box Office: 01494 512 000

High Wycombe, Swan Theatre Website:

Monday 20 Saturday 25 March Box Office: 023 9282 8282

Southsea, King's Theatre Website:

Monday 27 March Saturday 1 April Box Office: 0844 871 7607

Aylesbury, Waterside Theatre Website:

Monday 3 Saturday 8 April Box Office: 0844 871 7650

Brighton, Theatre Royal Website:

Monday 10 Saturday 15 April Box Office: 020 3285 6000

Bromley, Churchill Theatre Website:

Monday 17 Saturday 22 April Box Office: 0844 848 2700

Leeds Grand Theatre Website:

Monday 8 Saturday 13 May Box Office: 0844 871 7645

Woking, New Victoria Theatre Website:

Monday 22 Saturday 27 May Box Office: 0844 871 3019

Manchester, Palace Theatre Website:

Monday 29 May Saturday 3 June Box Office: 01492 872000

Llandudno, Venue Cymru Website:

Monday 5 Saturday 10 June Box Office: 01322 220000

Dartford, Orchard Theatre Website:

Monday 12 Saturday 17 June Box Office: 01872 262466

Truro, Hall for Cornwall Website:

Monday 19 Saturday 24 June Box Office: 0844 871 3012

Bristol Hippodrome Website:

Monday 10 Saturday 15 July Box Office: 0844 811 2121

Newcastle, Theatre Royal Website:

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Why? Fun, award-winning romantic musical
When: Touring January to July 2017
Phone: Various - see theatre list
Where: UK tour including Birmingham New Alexandra Theatre
Cost: From 17
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