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Thoroughly Modern Millie

Thoroughly Modern Millie the musical

The Sainsbury Singers presented Thoroughly Modern Millie on 22-26 May 2012 at The Hexagon Theatre, Reading.

Based on the 1967 film of the same name that starred Julie Andrews, but with many changes to the musical numbers, the stage musical was first seen on Broadway in 2002 and in the West End in 2003.

The story follows the wide-eyed small-town girl Millie Dillmount who arrives in New York in the 1920s looking for money. What she uncovers is a flapper lifestyle that she loves, a boss that is eligibly rich but disinterested and a hostel that is geared to fast-track its incumbents into a life of white slavery. It all works out okay in the end though.

Thoroughly Modern Millie the musical performed by Sainsbury Singers


Principals (in order of appearance)
  • Millie Dillmount Louise Quelch
  • Jimmy Smith Sean Faulkner
  • Alice Emma Prince
  • Ruth Katie Wise
  • Gloria Hannah Wyard
  • Rita / Pearl Lady Jackie Stoffels
  • Cora / Dorothy Parker Emma Reeves
  • Lucille Lorraine Cox
  • Ethel Peas / New Modern Sara El-Hanfy
  • Mrs Meers Tricia Goodchild
  • Mis Dorothy Brown Lucy Hutson
  • Bun Foo Nigel Wilson
  • Ching Ho Chris Faulkner
  • Miss Peg Flannery Jessamy Vincent
  • Trevor Graydon III Chris Reeves
  • Muzzy van Hossmere Helen Long
  • ‘The Letch’ / Rodney Rob Latimer
  • George Gershwin Michael Schult
  • Mathilde the Maid / Daphne / Mama Samantha Blake
  • Policeman / Kenneth the Butler / Dishwasher / Dexter Peter Cox
Office scene from Thoroughly Modern MillieChorus of ‘Moderns’, Office Workers, Speakeasy Denizens, Muzzy’s Guests and Muzzy’s Boys

Smantha Blake, Brian Bretney, Godfrey Chigona, Lorraine Cox, Stephen Cox, Sara El-Hanfy, Chris Faulkner, Chris Goodchild, Helen Gordon, Lucy Hutson, Rob Latimer, Emma Prince, Chris Reeves, Emma Reeves, Natalie Rouse, Denise Schult, Michael Schult, Matt Smith, Jackie Stoffels, Jessamy Vincent, Nigel Wilson, Katie Wise, Hannah Wyard

The Thoroughly Modern Millie Band
  • Leader Alex Postlethwaite
  • Violin Steph Cole
  • Cello Neil Charlton
  • Bass Jonathan Williams
  • Reeds Peter Ripper, Sarah Moore, Diana Head and Jo Paterson-Neild
  • Trumpets Ian Lynch and Matt Grocutt
  • Horn Lisa Ridgway
  • Trombone Paul Goodwin
  • Keyboard Jevan Johnson Booth
  • Percussion Colin Gray and Christian McNally
Laundry scene from Thoroughly Modern MillieBehind The Scenes
  • Producer and choreographer Kim Antell
  • Musical Director Trevor Defford
  • Assistant Choreographer Denise Schult
  • Production Co-ordinator Chris Reeves
  • Assistant to Production Co-ordinator Louise Quelch
  • Stage Manager John Simmonds
  • Deputy Stage Manager Nigel Antell
  • Assistant Stage Manager John Radley
  • Stage Crew Julie Cox, Joe Daniels, Kirsty Darbourn, Joseph Daniels, Amy Hale, James Humby, Nick Humby, Louise Martin, David Schult and Keith Webber
  • Lighting Designer Kim Hollamby
  • Lighting assistants and followspots Peter Harley, Heather Hollamby and Rebecca Wyard
  • Sound Assistant Sally Ollerenshaw
  • Prompt Anne Lowder
  • Chinese Coach Lan Kuang
  • Props Manager Kathryn Harris
  • Props Kirsty Darbourn, Sandra Faulkner and Lindsay Simmonds
  • Wardrobe Designer Amanda Bretney
  • Wardrobe Supervisor Emma Reeves
  • Wardrobe Team Amanda Bretney, Olivia Bretney and Emma Reeves
  • Makeup Designer Louise Marshall
  • Makeup Kerry Woodley
  • Hair and Wigs Catherine Hannan and Valda Hull
  • Scenery Scenery Hire Ltd of Newport
  • Sound Equipment Dinrino Theatre Services
  • Projector Surtees Reading Ltd
  • Programme Design Jessamy Vincent
  • Publicity Team Beth Jewell, David Jewell, Emma Prince, Denise Schult, Helen Thomas and Jessamy Vincent
  • Social Team Stephen Cox, Catherine Hannan, Chris Reeves and Emma Reeves
  • Fund Raising Team Rob Latimer, Michael Schult and Kerry Woodley
  • Webmasters Nigel Antell and Brian Bretney
  • Online Ticket Sales Brian Bretney and Louise Quelch
  • Artwork Michael Stebbings and Jessamy Vincent
  • PrintingPrint Wise
  • PhotographyRay Wilmott
  • Ticket Officer Anne Jones
  • Front of House Manager John Jones


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