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Billy Elliot The Musical

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About the Show Less...

Billy comes from a northern town where boys grow up to box and become miners. The last thing on their mind is winning a place at the Royal Ballet School... Read More >

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-winning 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.

For more about Billy Elliot The Musical at the Victoria Palace Theatre, read the Big Interview with former star Martin Marquez or Being Billy Elliot.

WINNER – BBC Radio 2 Audience Award 2013

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Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 31/03/2005

Opening Night: 11/05/2005

Closing Night: 09/04/2016

Running time: 3h

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Cast & Creative


Nat Sweeney/Brodie Donougher/Thomas Hazelby/Ollie Jochim, Todd Bell/Tomi Fry/Nathan Jones, Kyria Cooper/Connie Fisher/Demi Lee, Ruthie Henshall, Deka Walmsley, Chris Grahamson, Gillian Elisa, Howard Crossley, Claudia Bradley, David Muscat, Craig Armstrong, Richard Ashton, James Ballanger, Paul Basleigh, Rachel Bingham, Lucinda Collins, Peter Cork, Scott Cripps, Robbie Durham, Ross Finnie, Lee Hoy, Ruri James, Ben Redfern, Charlotte Riby, Mike Scott, Sharon Sexton, Wendy Somerville, Spencer Stafford, David Stoller, Kerry Washington


Director - Stephen Daldry

Producer - Working Title Films and Old Vic Productions

Choreographer - Peter Darling

Lighting Designer - Rick Fisher

Set Designer - Ian MacNeil

Sound - Paul Arditti

Author - Lee Hall

Lyrics By - Lee Hall

Music By - Elton John


About Victoria Palace Theatre

Victoria Street, London SW1E 5EA

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