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Millie, 16, to star in Gangster Granny - coming to Dartford this month

PUBLISHED: 14:22 17 May 2018 | UPDATED: 14:22 17 May 2018

16-year-old Millie was chosen following a local search for a dancer. Picture: Orchard Theatre

16-year-old Millie was chosen following a local search for a dancer. Picture: Orchard Theatre

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After a search across south east London, a Bexleyheath teenages has won a role in the current touring production of David Walliams’ Gangsta Granny, which is coming to Dartford next week.

Birmingham Stage Company presents Gangsta Granny by David Walliams. Picture: Mark DouetBirmingham Stage Company presents Gangsta Granny by David Walliams. Picture: Mark Douet

Millie Minkowich, 16, who attends the Sapphire Dance Academy in Bexleyheath, was selected to perform a featured dance role in the professional play while at The Orchard Theatre, Home Gardens.

Millie is thrilled to be involved with the adaption of the popular children’s book that was recently nominated for an Olivier Award.

She said: “It’s exciting to know that my first professional job will be at my local theatre where I danced in my first pantomime and have seen so many other amazing shows.

“I’m looking forward to gaining an insight into the workings of a professional play.”

Birmingham Stage Company presents Gangsta Granny by David Walliams. Picture: Mark DouetBirmingham Stage Company presents Gangsta Granny by David Walliams. Picture: Mark Douet

Millie has danced since the age of four and hopes for a career in the industry, inspired by her mum who was a professional dancer.

She added: “As I have got older I realised that I loved to dance and perform, and I wanted to follow in my mum’s footsteps.”

Millie is well on her way to achieving her performing ambition, having already featured in several local shows as well as at Disneyland Paris.

She said: “In a years’ time I hope to be in full time dance training at a professional dance college.

“Ideally, in ten years’ time I will be performing on stage either on the west end, with the biggest artists at the Brit awards, or even dancing on a cruise ship travelling around the world.”

Gangsta Granny is a must for all families - it’s both laugh out loud funny and thrilling but also has some very moving and truthful things to say about family relationships.

The show was premiered in 2015 and has been touring the UK ever since as well as enjoying a West End season in summer 2017.

You can catch Millie’s performance at The Orchard Theatre from Wednesday 23 to Saturday, May. 26.

To book tickets or for more information visit orchardtheatre.co.uk or call the Ticket Office on 01322 220000.

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