Review from The Times.
WHAT a nice 65-minute movie is buried therein” was one American critic’s judgement on Thoroughly Modern Millie, the 135-minute film, and I felt somewhat the same as I left Thoroughly Modern Millie, the 150-minute stage musical, last night. MORE
I’m not saying it’s all a fuss about nothing, but there’s got to be something, well, insufficient about a show whose prime merit is its costumes.
And from The Independent.
This is the kind of admission that can lose you friends and the last vestiges of credibility, but I must confess to a sneaking affection for the original movie version of Thoroughly Modern Millie. MORE
And The Guardian.
This modern Broadway musical is based on a 1967 movie, which was a hymn to the madcap 1920s. With each new version, one gets further from the original period; and far from evoking a raucous decade that saw, in Edmund Wilson's words, "the liquidation of genteel culture", this feels like a synthetic showbiz confection with all the personality of a paper cup. MORE
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