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Thouroughly Modern Millie

Date

19th May 2016

Society

Aldridge Musical Comedy Society

Venue

Prince of Wales Centre Cannock

Type of Production

Musical

Director

Andy Poulton

Musical Director

Mark Bayliss

Choreographer

Sarah Hemming

Report

Author: Brian Hirst

The production of this bubbly, lively show was fast paced from start to finish and was a credit to the production team.

Chloe Hancox (Millie Dilmount) and Hattie Sketchley-Bates (Miss Dorothy Brown) showed what fine singing voices they have and both of them combined perfectly with the very talented Danny Teitge (Jimmy Smith). Kerry Flint gave an outstanding performance as Mrs Meers and there was some excellent comedy from Antony Britt (Ching Ho) and Chris Parry (Bun Foo). Mark Nicholls gave a solid performance as Trevor Graydon and there was a nice cameo interpretation from Claire Oatley (Miss Flannery). Linda Bloxham was at her vocal best in the role of Muzzy Van Hossmere. Singing from the chorus and the various ensembles was confident throughout and the choreography was slick encompassing dances from the 1920s including a tap routine.

The orchestra was well balanced as was the relationship between the sound in the pit and on stage. Lighting, costumes and scenery all complemented the show as did the stage crew.

I like the show; I liked the production of it and well done to all involved!