Thoroughly Modern Millie – UK Tour Cancelled
Producers today cancelled the national tour of the musical Thoroughly Modern Millie – due to have opened at Bradford’s Alhambra this week – because of poor ticket sales.
In a statement producers 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. 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 all over the country. Sadly, and regretfully, the show is now cancelled.
“We are extremely sorry for the inconvenience and disappointment this cancellation will cause everyone who was planning on seeing the show.”
Bradford Theatres are working hard to notify customers and provide full refunds to those who had booked to see the production this week. They have apologised for any inconvenience caused and thanked customers for their patience during the refund process.
For further information please contact the Box Office on 01274 432000.
Theatre correspondent, Phil Hopkins said: “This was a really good show which I first reviewed in April last year. At the time I referred to it as a ‘ fizzy, fun and a light-hearted romantic romp that holds you to the end.’
“It is sad to see this statement, however, it is also indicative of the state of musical theatre at the moment. Currently there are so many juke box musicals and competition for the so-called ‘leisure pound’ is now fierce and people only have so much money to spend.
“Their tendency is to stick with the tried and tested – Phantom, Les Mis, Miss Saigon – and, sadly, Thoroughly Modern Millie is not as well known as other musicals.”
Thoroughly Modern Millie – UK Tour Cancelled, 5th June 2018, 11:19 AM