There are going to be a lot of cherished memories stirred when Juliet Mills tours her new show around the UK in the coming weeks. “I love playing all the different venues in the different towns and cities,” she says. “Going into the older ones, all of them in wonderful condition, reminds me that my father probably played in them. It’s a tradition with which I feel very much at home.”
There weren’t any raised eyebrows in the Clifton household when young Joanne decided that she wasn’t going to have an academic career. It had to be creative, and it had to be dance. After all, mum and dad were former world number ones, and they ran (and still run) their own dance academy, brother Kevin was carving out a successful career in the ballroom and on the stage and her grandmother was also nimble on her feet.
I’ve finally done it. It’s taken a couple of years of patient internet lurking, waiting for the stars to align, waiting for the right deal to appear, but I’ve finally gone and booked tickets to see Hamilton.