Marilyn is a real basket case on stage in musical comedy!

Dan Storey, Marilyn Barker and Adam Walker in Woodseats Musical Theatre Company's production of Thoroughly Modern Millie
Dan Storey, Marilyn Barker and Adam Walker in Woodseats Musical Theatre Company's production of Thoroughly Modern Millie
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Thoroughly Modern Millie, Dronfield Civic Theatre

Dronfield actress Marilyn Marker is going to come clean about her latest stage role… because it lands her right in the laundry basket!

Marilyn plays mysterious Mrs Meers, the enigmatic white slaver and proprietor of a New York hotel for young ladies, in the hit Hollywood, Broadway and West End musical Thoroughly Modern Millie.

Julie Andrews starred in the 1967 film version and Britain’s Got Talent judge Amanda was a big hit in the 2003 West End revival.

The outrageous spoof 1920s adventure is the next show from Woodseats Musical Theatre Company and runs at Dronfield Civic Theatre from tomorrow to Saturday.

And one key scene from the madcap romp sees Marilyn bundled up with the laundry by incompetent sidekicks Dan Storey and Adam Walker!

“It’s not the most comfortable scene I’ve ever played but it is very funny,” said Marilyn.

“Let’s just say that once you’re in the basket, there’s not a 
lot of room for movement.”

The comic story of a young stenographer embracing the flapper lifestyle and looking for her ideal husband stars Sue Claydon as social climber Millie, with the men in her life played by Jamie Cooke and South Yorkshire amateur theatre favourite Richard Carlin.

“This is a great toe-tapping musical for everyone to enjoy,” said director Mary Newey.

“With fantastic songs, outrageous comedy and some snappy dance routines, we aim to create a memorable night in Dronfield.”

Favourite tunes from the show include the title song, Not For the Life of Me and What Do I Need With Love?

Tickets are available now on 01246 290499 or 0114 2468242

or email: tickets@woodseatsmtc.co.uk