Strictly Come Dancing’s Joanne Clifton set to star

Strictly Come Dancing’s Joanne Clifton is set to star in a new tour of the classic Broadway musical Thoroughly Modern Millie.

The dancer, who won the 2016 glitterball trophy with her partner Ore Oduba, will apear as Millie Dilmont, A Kansas girl determined to make it big in New York City as the hit comedy musical comes to Manchester’s Palace Theatre.

Winner of six Tony Awards including Best Musical, Thoroughly Modern Millie is based on the 1967 Academy Award-winning film. Taking audiences back to the height of the Jazz Age in 1920s New York City, when ‘moderns’ including a flapper named Millie Dillmount were bobbing their hair, raising their hemlines, entering the workforce and rewriting the rules of love.

From explosive tap numbers to a ‘Fred and Ginger’-style dance routine on a window ledge, and featuring hit songs including Gimme Gimme, Thoroughly Modern Millie and Not for the Life of Me Thoroughly Modern Millie is a brilliantly funny and entertaining show for all the family.

Thoroughly Modern Millie is performed at Manchester’s Palace Theatre from Monday 22 to Saturday 27 May 2017.