One of Britain's most successful films ever, Billy Elliot, gets a stage makeover with music added by legendary tunester Sir Elton John.
The musical tells the story of young Billy, who is born in a northern town where men box and work in the mines. They do not dance and they certainly do not harbour ambitions of attending the Royal Ballet School. But Billy is a bit different. Brought up by a single father, without a mother's touch, Billy does not want to fight, but is enthralled by the grace and wonder of ballet. With gritty determination he attempts to prove doubters wrong by going all the way.
Billy Elliot The Musical reunites the team behind the award-wining 2000 film – director Stephen Daldry, writer Lee Hall, choreographer Peter Darling and producer Jon Finn – and adds to that the musical mastery of Sir Elton John, to turn the highly acclaimed film into an all-singing, all-dancing stage spectacular.
Billy Elliot The Musical contains language which some people might find offensive or unsuitable for children. It is recommended for theatregoers aged eight and older.
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Ruthie Henshall is scheduled to play the role of Mrs Wilkinson until 16 May 2015. She will not be appearing from 21 August to 30 August inclusive.
Ruthie Henshall is not scheduled to perform at the following Tuesday evening performances:
9, 23 September, 7, 21 October, 4, 18 November, 2, 16 December, 6, 20 January, 3, 24 February, 10, 24, 31 March, 14, 28 April, 12 May.
cast: Matteo Zecca/Elliott Hanna/Bradley Perret/Ollie Jochim, Tomi Fry/Zach Atkinson/Todd Bell, Kyria Cooper/Dayna Dixon/Demi Lee, Ruthie Henshall, Deka Walmsley, Chris Grahamson, Ann Emery, Howard Crossley, Barnaby Meredith, Claudia Bradley, David Muscat, Craig Armstrong, David Bardsley, Paul Basleigh, Spencer Cartwright, Lucinda Collins, Gillian Elisa, Lee Hoy, Ruri James, Chris Jenkins, Charlie Martin, Alan Mehdizadeh, Steve Paget, Ben Redfern, Charlotte Riby, Mark John Richardson, Mike Scott, Phil Snowden, Wendy Somerville, Spencer Stafford, David Stoller
director: Stephen Daldry
lyrics by: Lee Hall
producer: Working Title Films and Old Vic Productions
choreographer: Peter Darling
costume: Nicky Gillibrand
lighting designer: Rick Fisher
set designer: Ian MacNeil
sound: Paul Arditti
Victoria Palace Theatre
Victoria Street, London, United Kingdom, SW1E 5EA
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