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Lucas Rush joins UK tour of Thoroughly Modern Millie as Mrs Meers

Musical theatre actor Lucas Rush has joined the cast of Thoroughly Modern Millie. He takes over the role of Mrs Meers, the evil proprietor of the Hotel Priscilla from Michelle Collins who has completed her planned 6 week run with the production.

Lucas’s  theatre credits include: St Jimmy/Resident Director in American Idiot (The Arts Theatre & UK Tour, for which he received A WhatsOnStage Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor in a Musical); Emcee in Cabaret (Arts Theatre Aberdeen); Edmund in Mark Rylance’s Sonnet Walks (The Globe); Hubert Rosenberg in Shitfaced showtime (The Old Red Lion Theatre); Tony in Saturday Night Fever (RCCL and USA); Roger in Grease (Piccadilly Theatre); Duane Jones in Bloodbath (Edinburgh Festival); Rebel Leader in We Will Rock You (Dominion Theatre); Joe Vegas in Fame (UK Tour); Benadick in Much Ado About Nothing (Italian Theatre Tour); Mickey in Blood Brothers (The Manoel Theatre Malta); Robin in The Merry Wives Of Windsor (RSC Barbican Theatre) and Gavrouche in Les Miserables (Palace Theatre) Television and Film credits include: Rowan Neville in Walking on the Moon (ITV Film, Directed by Peter Kosminsky); Apostle in Jesus Christ Superstar Arena Spectacular (Universal Pictures, Directed by Lawrence Connor) and James in the award winning short film The Definition of Lonely (Directed by Leon Lopez).

credit: Darren Bell

credit: Darren Bell

He joins 2016’s Strictly Come Dancing champion, World Ballroom Showdance Champion and Professional Dancer Joanne Clifton as Millie Dillmount, a Kansas girl determined to make it big in New York City, alongside Sam Barrett (Jimmy Smith), Graham MacDuff (Trevor Graydon), Katherine Glover (Miss Dorothy), Jenny Fitzpatrick (Muzzy), Catherine Mort (Miss Flannery), Damian Buhagiar (Ching Ho), Andy Yau (Bun Foo), Emma Housley, David Muscat, Alice Baker, Lotty Summers, Laura Marie Benson, Bobby Windebank, Marios Nicolaides and Laura Wilson.

Winner of six Tony Awards including Best Musical, Thoroughly Modern Millie is based on the 1967 Academy Award-winning film. Taking you 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’ 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.


Book by Richard Morris and Dick Scanlan

New Music by Jeanine Tesori

New Lyrics by Dick Scanlan

Original Story and Screenplay by Richard Morris for the Universal Pictures Film

Presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe) Limited

Director and Choreographer Racky Plews

Musical Director Robert Wicks

Casting Director Sue Talbert

Celebrity Casting Advisor Bambi Haines

Executive Producer David King

Executive Director Graham King


The show will be at The Orchard Theatre on from Monday 10 – Saturday 15 April. Pre-show dining is also available before the show. The Orchard Theatre’s Restaurant provides a delicious range of, unique and memorable dishes, using the freshest local produce and prepared daily by the Head Chef.  Reserve your table when booking your show tickets.

To book tickets or for more information visit or call the Ticket Office on 01322 220000.


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