Molly plays Millie in thoroughly modern tap musical

Thoroughly Modern Millie

American Molly Marie Walsh is to play Millie Dillmount opposite Russell Grant in the Off West End premiere of six-time Tony Award-winning tap dancing musical, Thoroughly Modern Millie.

Thoroughly Modern Millie, with music by Jeanine Tesori, lyrics by Dick Scanlan, and a book by Richard Morris and Dick Scanlan, based on the 1967 film, will play at Theatro Technis, north London from October 1-25.

Molly played The Witch in Into the Woods and appeared in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and Forbidden Broadway in the US.

In London she recently played Mrs. Crachit in Alan Menken’s A Christmas Carol at the Tabard and Katisha in Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Mikado at Battersea Barge.

The rest of the cast are: Poppy Teirney, Graham Macduff, Scott Royal, Katriona Perrett, Carlos Mapano and Prem Rai.

Thoroughly Modern Millie is set in the Roaring Twenties flapper era.

Ittells the story of a small-town girl, Millie Dillmount, who comes to New York City to marry for money instead of love – a thoroughly modern aim in 1922, when women were just entering the workforce.

Millie soon begins to take delight in the flapper lifestyle, but problems arise when she checks into a hotel owned by the mysterious Mrs Meers (Russell Grant), the leader of a white slavery ring in China.

Russell Grant says: “Once in a while a role comes along that you have secretly coveted. It’s a role I always wanted to perform but was never likely to be offered – until now!”

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