Thoroughly Modern Millie is toe-tapping its way to Wearside next week – and you could be there for free.
The award-winning musical is set to hit the Sunderland Empire stage for one week only from April 10 to 14.
Actress Hayley Tamaddon, who’s famous for her appearances in Coronation Street, Emmerdale and Dancing on Ice, is taking on the title role of Millie Dilmount, a Kansas girl determined to make it big in New York City.
And we’ve teamed up with Sunderland Empire to offer one lucky winner a pair of tickets to opening night on Tuesday.
Winner of six Tony Awards including Best Musical, Thoroughly Modern Millie is based on the 1967 Academy Award-winning film. It takes 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.
Hayley Tamaddon is perhaps best known for her portrayal of Del Dingle in Emmerdale and Andrea Beckett in Coronation Street, and for winning the fifth series of ITV1’s Dancing on Ice.
Audience members of the musical can expect dance numbers to a Fred and Ginger dance routine on a window ledge, and hit songs including Gimme Gimme and Not for the Life of Me,
To win a pair of tickets to Tuesday night’s performance, answer this question: which of these dance shows did Hayley win?
A) Dancing on Ice
B) Strictly Come Dancing
C) Let’s Dance
Send your answer, as well as your contact details, to Katy.Wheeler@jpress.co.uk by 9am on Monday. Or send your answer and contact details on a postcard to Thoroughly Modern Millie Competition, Katy Wheeler, Johnston Press North East, Alexander House, 1 Mandarin Road, Rainton Bridge, Houghton, Sunderland, DH4 5RA.
T&Cs: The winner will receive a pair of tickets to the show on April 10 at 7.30pm. Tickets are non-transferable and no monetary value will be given.