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Casting announced for Thoroughly Modern Millie at Landor

The musical will return to London next month 12 years after it was first seen at the Shaftesbury Theatre

Francesca Lara Gordon

Casting has been announced for the revival of Dick Scanlan's Thoroughly Modern Millie which opens at the Landor Theatre on 18 August.

ArtsEd London graduate Francesca Lara Gordon will play the title role alongside Ben Stacey (Jimmy Smith), Sarah Marie Maxwell (Miss Dorothy), Steph Parry (Mrs Meers), Samuel Harris (Mr Trevor Graydon III), Chipo Kureya (Muzzy), Anthony Starr (Bun Foo), Alex Codd (Ching Ho) and Christina Meehan (Miss Flannery).

They are joined by an ensemble cast including George Hinson, Thomas Inge and Charlie Johnson.

The 1920s musical, based on the popular movie starring Julie Andrews, set in the New York Jazz Age, is full of frisky flappers, dashing leading men and an infamous Villainess (Mrs Meers) as well as a headstrong and determined leading lady (Millie Dillmount).

The production is directed by Matthew Iliffe with choreography from Sam Spencer-Lane and design by Andrew Riley.

Talking about the production, Iliffe said: "I am thrilled to have the chance to reimagine one of my favourite musicals at the Landor, a powerhouse of fringe musical theatre. We've assembled a dynamic, vibrant cast and team to bring this fresh, quirky and joyous new interpretation of the show to London this summer and I can't wait to get started"

Thoroughly Modern Millie runs from 18 August to 13 September at The Landor Theatre. For more information and to book tickets, click here.