A sit down with… Millie Dillmount
Lucy Castle is playing the role of Millie Dillmount in our upcoming show. Find out how she is tackling this huge role, why she loves BMTG and whether she is ‘throughly modern’ below…
Tell me about you:
Hi, I’m Lucy! I’m a primary school teacher and have just started my first teaching job in a year 1 and 2 class. I’m originally from Swindon but moved up to Nottingham 5 years ago for University and haven’t left! I love to dance and have been dancing for pretty much as long as I’ve been walking. I love to travel and meet new people, and you’ll rarely find me relaxing.
What’s your role in the show? Tell me about your part.
I’m playing Millie Dillmount. It’s my first time playing a lead role so naturally, I’m a little bit nervous! But it’s one of my dream roles so I’m mostly excited for the opportunity. Millie is confident, feisty and driven. She knows what she wants in life and won’t let anybody stop her, but she’s also kind hearted and loveably geeky (a bit like myself!).
What makes you Thoroughly Modern?
I have a ‘live and let live’ attitude and think everybody should be able to express themselves in whichever way they choose. I’ve learned just to be myself and do what makes me happy in life!
Tell me about your journey with BMTG so far.
I joined the BMTG family just over a year ago as the choreographer for Spamalot. I had a fantastic time working on this show – any musical that has big chorus dance numbers is a winner for me! After this BMTG couldn’t get rid of me, and I’ve stuck around for Jekyll and Hyde and now Thoroughly Modern Millie, and hopefully many more shows to come!
What do you love about the group?
I love the opportunities I’ve had as both a performer and member of the production team, and I feel the society is really passionate about seeing its members develop their talent. Everybody is so supportive and wants the best for each other.
What’s your favourite musical?
Chicago. The music, the characters and the dancing make me fall in love with this show every time I watch it.
What’s your dream role to play?
Nostradamus from Something Rotten (if you’ve never listened to it, go listen NOW). Although it’s a male part, it could easily be gender swapped and I think it would be so much fun to play; ‘A Musical’ is such a funny and brilliant song, and encompasses everything I love about musical theatre!
How are rehearsals going?
I’m having such a fun time. Beth is an amazing director and she’s really helped me improve as both a singer and an actor. It’s amazing being in such a supportive environment, and being able to do this incredible show with such talented and kind people. I have made friends for life in BMTG and it’s been an absolute pleasure working on Thoroughly Modern Millie.
Lucy’s past theatre credits:
Ensemble (Jekyll & Hyde)
Nicky Puppeteer (Avenue Q – Encore)
Director / Choreographer (Anything Goes – Musicality)