Win tickets to see Joanne Clifton take starring role in Thoroughly Modern Mille at Bristol Hippdrome

PUBLISHED: 10:15 01 June 2017

Joanne Clifton as Millie and Company (c) Darren Bell

Joanne Clifton as Millie and Company (c) Darren Bell

(c) Darren Bell

Strictly Come Dancing’s Joanne Clifton is swapping the ballroom for the theatre, as she takes the leading role in Thoroughly Modern Millie at the Bristol Hippodrome.

Marios Nicolaides and Joanne Clifton (c) Darren BellMarios Nicolaides and Joanne Clifton (c) Darren Bell

World ballroom showdance champion Clifton will star as Millie Dillmount, a Kansas girl determined to make it big in New York City.

It is set at the height of the jazz age in the 1920s, where the likes of Millie were cutting their hair into a bob, raising their hemlines and rewriting all the rules.

The show features explosive tap numbers and a Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers-style dance routine on a window ledge.

The hit songs include Gimmie Gimmie and Not For The Life Of Me.

Joanne Clifton (Picture: Darren Bell)Joanne Clifton (Picture: Darren Bell)

Thoroughly Modern Millie musical has won six Tony Awards, and is based on the 1967 Academy Award-winning film of the same name.

Clifton’s stage credits include playing Marilyn Monroe in the Norma Jeane musical, but she has also toured around the country as part of the Strictly Live Tour.

And despite being a dancer by trade, she has wowed the critics with her performance as Millie.

The Daily Express described her as ‘simply sensational’ and theatre site Broadway World said she is a ‘triumph’ with her bold, brash and confident performance.

She won the last series of Strictly Come Dancing alongside sport presenter Ore Oduba, beating her brother and professional dancer Kevin Clifton.

Thoroughly Modern Millie will be at the Bristol Hippodrome on June 20-24 at 7.30pm, with matinees on June 21, 22 and 24 at 2.30pm.

Tickets, priced £17.50-51.50, are available from
The Mercury has teamed up with the Bristol Hippodrome to offer two pairs of tickets to the show on June 21.

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