Unless you have been living under a (sparkly) rock, you’d have probably heard that the current Strictly Pro Champion, Joanne Clifton, is currently touring in Thoroughly Modern Millie.
Last week, the tour kicked off at the New Wimbledon Theatre and many of us were lucky enough to go and see it. We saw it on Friday, however Sasha @tufty1985, saw the show on Wednesday and agreed to give us a short review of what she thought of the show. Here’s what she and we thought of this wonderful musical!
Last Wednesday, after a long journey – I arrived at the New Wimbeldon theatre and got settled in to my seat.
From the first second I saw her – I knew Joanne Clifton was meant to play the role of Millie, she shone like a star and was funny and incredibly talented as the small town girl who dreamed of big things.
Michelle Collins as Mrs Meers – stole the show with her comedic timing – and the fantastic scenes made you laugh. Proving again what a talented actress she also is.
But again and again, Joanne impressed everyone in that audience – including myself and I overheard some members of the audience praising her – “she is perfect, and brilliant in this role”, were just two of the things I heard.
And I have to agree – Jo you are a superstar and keep doing what you are doing 🙂 and I will give it ********** stars as it is well worth a watch – strictly/’Clifton fan or not.
One of the major highlights for me also, was getting to meet Jo after – which made a wonderful trip to the theatre even more special.
We have been huge Thoroughly Modern Millie fans for a very long time! Last Summer, whilst watching the film for the first time, my little girl Bella said “Mummy, I think Joanne from Grimsby would make a great Millie!” As soon as we heard she had been cast in the role of this tour, we were determined to go to the Big City to see her in this role!
The show did not disappoint. Not only can Jo dance, but her acting and singing skills are superb and deserving of an Olivier award in our opinion. She shone bright like a star and this role was made for her! She must be superhuman having been able to rehearse and learn her script, songs and dance for the show whilst taking part in and winning Strictly! Joanne, we salute you and you have not just a bright future ahead of you in the world of Strictly, but also in Musical Theatre!
The whole cast are supremely talented and credit also has to go to Michelle Collins was a magnificent Mrs Meers! She proved she is not just great at drama but also is wonderful in comedy moments too!
We absolutely loved the whole show and will definitely be going to see it elsewhere soon! It is really unmissable whether you are a Strictly fan or not! We give it a magnificent 5*s and a glitter ball on top!
Thoroughly Modern Millie is touring around the UK until July! To book tickets and find out more, visit http://modernmillie.co.uk