UK tour of Thoroughly Modern Millie cancelled with immediate effect
The UK tour of Thoroughly Modern Millie has been cancelled, half way through its scheduled dates.
A statement from producers blamed the collapse on poor ticket sales, which in turn put the company in financial difficulty. It confirmed that “sadly and regretfully” the musical had been cancelled.
The tour began in March, starring Hayley Tamaddon and Lucas Rush. The same production toured last year and it was billed as returning for four months in 2018, running until August, with further dates to be announced.
The show was due to play the Bradford Alhambra this week but was pulled today (June 5).
It is produced by David King for Modern Millie Ltd.
The company said: “We are extremely sorry to have to announce the cancellation of the UK tour of Thoroughly Modern Millie.
“This has been caused by lower ticket sales than expected, which in turn has put the company producing the show in financial difficulties and they are no longer able to continue with the tour. The show was wonderful, and received excellent reviews as it toured the UK, but despite this, ticket sales were not strong enough to maintain the viability of the show.”
The producers said they were “extremely sorry for the inconvenience and disappointment” the cancellation would cause for audiences, and added: “Our hearts go out to the brilliant cast of the show, who sang and danced their hearts out to bring Thoroughly Modern Millie to audiences”.
Thoroughly Modern Millie is directed and choreographed by Racky Plews.