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Photo Flash: New Production Shots from BILLY ELLIOT at the Bristol Hippodrome!Photo Flash: New Production Shots from BILLY ELLIOT at the Bristol Hippodrome!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

The producers of the multi award-winning smash hit Billy Elliot the Musical are delighted to announce that the four boys who will play the title role in the first ever UK and Ireland tour of the iconic musical are Adam Abbou (12 years old from Liverpool),Matthew Lyons (11 years old from Leeds), Haydn May (11 years old from Bath) and Lewis Smallman (12 years old from West Bromwich). The boys were cast following nationwide auditions and after months of intensive rehearsals began alternating in the role following the show's opening earlier in the year.  Billy Elliot the musical opens at The Bristol Hippodrome on Tuesday 25thOctober and runs until Saturday 26th November 2016. (more...)

BILLY ELLIOT Tour to Open at The Bristol Hippodrome This OctoberBILLY ELLIOT Tour to Open at The Bristol Hippodrome This October
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

The producers of the multi award-winning smash hit Billy Elliot the Musical are delighted to announce that the four boys who will play the title role in the first ever UK and Ireland tour of the iconic musical are Adam Abbou (12 years old from Liverpool), Matthew Lyons (11 years old from Leeds), Haydn May (11 years old from Bath) and Lewis Smallman (12 years old from West Bromwich). (more...)

Photo Flash: BILLY ELLIOT Plays Final Performance at Victoria Palace TheatrePhoto Flash: BILLY ELLIOT Plays Final Performance at Victoria Palace Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2016

Last night, Saturday 9 April 2016, after 4,600 performances and prior to the theatre's previously announced refurbishment programme, the final Victoria Palace Theatre performance of Billy Elliot The Musical took place in front of a packed house with guests including past and present Billy Elliots, original cast members and members of the show's creative team.  The over 1530 strong audience rose to their feet for the curtain call to join the Company in celebrating a very special evening and a phenomenal eleven year run in the West End.  Director Stephen Daldry, writer Lee Hall and composer Elton John joined the company on stage accompanied by 32 past and present Billy Elliots (the most Billy Elliots to ever appear on stage together), 24 past Michaels and 18 past Debbies as well as several adult members of the original Company.  (more...)

BILLY ELLIOT to Bid West End Farewell with All Four Pint-Sized Stars on StageBILLY ELLIOT to Bid West End Farewell with All Four Pint-Sized Stars on Stage
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

An extra bunch of Billys will take the stage when the beloved Billy Elliot plays its final performance this Sunday at the Victoria Palace Theatre. (more...)

BILLY ELLIOT's Final Performance to Support East Durham TrustBILLY ELLIOT's Final Performance to Support East Durham Trust
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2016

The producers of Billy Elliot the Musical are delighted to announce that the show will play its final London performance in support of East Durham Trust, a charity based in Easington, Co. Durham, a former mining town and the setting for Billy Elliot's iconic story.  Tickets for the final performance will be released for sale today (Tuesday 1 March 2016, 2pm) via the Victoria Palace Theatre box office, with all proceeds from ticket sales for this performance being donated to East Durham Trust. (more...)

New Billys Announced for BILLY ELLIOT UK/Ireland TourNew Billys Announced for BILLY ELLIOT UK/Ireland Tour
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2016

The producers of the multi award-winning smash hit Billy Elliot the Musical are delighted to announce that the four boys who will play the title role in the first ever UK and Ireland tour of the iconic musical are Adam Abbou (12 years old from Liverpool), Matthew Lyons (11 years old from Leeds), Haydn May (11 years old from Bath) and Lewis Smallman (12 years old from West Bromwich). The boys were cast following nationwide auditions and after months of intensive rehearsals will alternate in the role when the show opens at the Theatre Royal Plymouth on Wednesday 24 February 2016. (more...)

Annette McLaughlin, Martin Walsh and Scott Garnham to Lead BILLY ELLIOT UK TourAnnette McLaughlin, Martin Walsh and Scott Garnham to Lead BILLY ELLIOT UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2015

The Daily Mail reports that Annette McLaughlin, Martin Walsh and Scott Garnham will star in the first UK and Ireland tour of Billy Elliot THE MUSICAL, opening at the Theatre Royal Plymouth on February 24.  (more...)

Photo Flash: West End's BILLY ELLIOT Posts Closing Date; A Look Back at the Show's Run!Photo Flash: West End's BILLY ELLIOT Posts Closing Date; A Look Back at the Show's Run!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2015

Universal Stage Productions, Working Title Films and Old Vic Productions today (10 December 2015) announce that after 4,600 performances, due to the theatre's previously announced refurbishment programme, the multi award-winning West End production ofBilly Elliot the Musical will play its final performance at the Victoria Palace Theatre on 9 April 2016 as the production celebrates its eleventh birthday. The show has been seen to date by over 5.25 million people in London and nearly 11 million people worldwide, has grossed over $800 million worldwide and is the winner of over 80 theatre awards internationally. (more...)

Euan Garrett, Matthew Seadon-Young Join West End's BILLY ELLIOTEuan Garrett, Matthew Seadon-Young Join West End's BILLY ELLIOT
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2015

Billy Elliot the Musical today (16 November 2015) welcomes Euan Garrett, 12 years old from East Lothian, Scotland, who will make his West End stage debut at the Victoria Palace Theatre as the forty-second boy to play the title role in the iconic British musical in London.  Also joining the cast today is Matthew Seadon-Young who will play Billy's older brother Tony. (more...)

BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL LIVE Leaps onto THIRTEEN's GREAT PERFORMANCES TonightBILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL LIVE Leaps onto THIRTEEN's GREAT PERFORMANCES Tonight
by TV News Desk - Oct 23, 2015

Elton John and Lee Hall's adaptation of the acclaimed 2000 film, written by Hall and directed by Stephen Daldry, won multiple awards on both sides of the Atlantic, including 10 TONY AWARDS Billy Elliot THE MUSICAL LIVE, the long-running hit both on Broadway and in London's West End (where it is still playing), comes to THIRTEEN's GREAT PERFORMANCES tonight, October 23 at 9 p.m. on PBS. (Check local listings.) (more...)

BILLY ELLIOT Coming to Edinburgh in 2016BILLY ELLIOT Coming to Edinburgh in 2016
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2015

Universal Stage Productions, Working Title Films and Old Vic Productions are delighted to announce the first ever UK and Ireland tour of Billy Elliot the Musical comes to the Edinburgh Playhouse from 20th September to 22nd October 2016. (more...)

AN INSPECTOR CALLS Set for Theatre Royal GlasgowAN INSPECTOR CALLS Set for Theatre Royal Glasgow
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2015

Winner of 19 major international awards, Stephen Daldry's legendary production of J.B Priestley's classic thriller AN INSPECTOR CALLS returns for a 28-week national tour this autumn, coming to the Theatre Royal Glasgow from Tuesday 3 until Saturday 7 November. (more...)

BILLY ELLIOT Announces First Ever UK and Ireland Tour -  Opens at Theatre Royal Plymouth, Feb. 24BILLY ELLIOT Announces First Ever UK and Ireland Tour - Opens at Theatre Royal Plymouth, Feb. 24
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2015

Universal Stage Productions, Working Title Films and Old Vic Productions are delighted to announce the complete list of dates for the first ever UK and Ireland tour of Billy Elliot the Musical. (more...)

BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL LIVE to Leap onto THIRTEEN's GREAT PERFORMANCES Next MonthBILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL LIVE to Leap onto THIRTEEN's GREAT PERFORMANCES Next Month
by TV News Desk - Sep 17, 2015

Elton John and Lee Hall's adaptation of the acclaimed 2000 film, written by Hall and directed by Stephen Daldry, won multiple awards on both sides of the Atlantic, including 10 TONY AWARDS BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL LIVE, the long-running hit both on Broadway and in London's West End (where it is still playing), comes to THIRTEEN's GREAT PERFORMANCES Friday, October 23 at 9 p.m. on PBS. (more...)

BILLY ELLIOT Welcomes New Cast Members in Roles of Michael and DebbieBILLY ELLIOT Welcomes New Cast Members in Roles of Michael and Debbie
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2015

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West End's BILLY ELLIOT Welcomes New 'Billy'West End's BILLY ELLIOT Welcomes New 'Billy'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2015

Nat Sweeney, 12 years old from Birmingham, will make his West End stage debut this evening (3 July 2015) when he becomes the forty-first boy to play the title role in the iconic British musical Billy Elliot the Musical at the Victoria Palace Theatre. Now in its eleventh year in the West End, the show recently extended booking at the Victoria Palace Theatre until 17 December 2016. In addition, the first UK and Ireland tour of Billy Elliot the Musical begins in February 2016 with tickets now on sale for performances at the Theatre Royal Plymouth. (more...)

Ruthie Henshall & Deka Walmsley Continue In West End's BILLY ELLIOT; Cast Updates Announced!Ruthie Henshall & Deka Walmsley Continue In West End's BILLY ELLIOT; Cast Updates Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2015

Ruthie Henshall and Deka Walmsley today confirm they are to continue as Mrs Wilkinson and Dad respectively in the West End cast for Billy Elliot the Musical at the Victoria Palace Theatre.  Also continuing in their role are Chris Grahamson as Tony, Gillian Elisa as Grandma, Howard Crossley as George and Claudia Bradley Dead Mum.   Phil Snowdon, in his new role, will play Mr Braithwaite and James Butcher joins the cast as Older Billy.  Ensemble members are Craig Armstrong, Richard Ashton, James Ballanger, David Bardsley, 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 and Kerry Washington. (more...)

Elton John Says Of BILLY ELLIOT Musical: 'It Would Be Lovely To Do A Film Version'Elton John Says Of BILLY ELLIOT Musical: 'It Would Be Lovely To Do A Film Version'
by Pat Cerasaro - May 13, 2015

Elton John says BILLY ELLIOT is destined for the big screen! (more...)

Photo Flash: West End's BILLY ELLIOT Celebrates Tenth AnniversaryPhoto Flash: West End's BILLY ELLIOT Celebrates Tenth Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

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West End's BILLY ELLIOT to Celebrate Tenth Anniversary Tonight, May 12West End's BILLY ELLIOT to Celebrate Tenth Anniversary Tonight, May 12
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

Tonight, 12 May 2015, the multi award-winning smash hit Billy Elliot the Musical celebrates ten years in the West End.  The musical received its world premiere at the Victoria Palace Theatre in March 2005 with the gala opening night taking place exactly 10 years ago today.   To coincide with the 10th birthday celebrations, Billy Elliot the Musical today announces an extension to the West End run, releasing over 600,000 tickets for sale, taking booking through to 17 December 2016.  In addition, the first UK and Ireland tour of Billy Elliot the Musical is also announced today, opening at the Theatre Royal Plymouth in February 2016.  Further tour dates and booking details will be announced shortly. (more...)

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