The UK tour of Thoroughly Modern Millie has been cancelled with immediate effect due to poor ticket sales and financial difficulties.
In a statement from the show’s production company, the producers have 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.’
The show, which was supposed to be playing this week at the Bradford Alhambra and touring until August 2018 has apparently been cancelled without notice to the cast and crew of the show. If that is true then it is a travesty as producers must have seen this coming a long time ago and the least they could do is give all those involved with the show the respect they deserve and warn them it would be happening.
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