Old Vic Productions News

Liam Mower to Make Special Appearance in BILLY ELLIOT for Live Stream Broadcast, Sept. 28
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

On Sunday 28 September, Liam Mower will join the cast of Billy Elliot the Musical for a special performance to be broadcast live from the Victoria Palace Theatre to cinemas across the UK and around the world. Mower, who will play the role of Older Billy, originated the role of Billy Elliot in 2005 along with George Maguire and James Lomas, and was the first boy ever to play the role on stage. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Ollie Jochim as 'Billy' in West End's BILLY ELLIOT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

Today, 14 July 2014, twelve year old Ollie Jochim from Chelmsford, Essex gives his first performance in the title role of the internationally award winning Billy Elliot the Musical. Ollie joins a cast lead by Ruthie Henshall who plays Mrs Wilkinson, Billy's dance teacher, and becomes the thirty-eighth boy to perform the iconic role at the Victoria Palace Theatre and the seventy-fifth boy to perform the role world-wide. (more...)

BWW TV: First Look at New Trailer for BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL LIVE!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 13, 2014

On Sunday 28 September 2014, Billy Elliot the Musical is set to bring cinema goers to their feet when the global stage phenomenon is broadcast live from the West End to cinemas across the UK and around the world. Check out a first look at the trailer below! (more...)

BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL to Be Broadcast Live in Cinemas Worldwide This September
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2014

On Sunday 28 September 2014, Billy Elliot the Musical is set to bring cinema goers to their feet when the global stage phenomenon is broadcast live from the West End to cinemas across the UK and around the world. (more...)

BILLY ELLIOT Responds to Mackintosh News; Plans to Play the Victoria Palace for at Least 2 More Years
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2014

Following the announcement that Cameron Mackintosh will be taking over the Victoria Palace Theatre this June and is planning improvements beginning in 2016, Billy Elliot THE MUSICAL, which currently runs at the theater, has released the following statement... (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: April 12 - April 18
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 18, 2014

Whether you've been living under a rock for the past week or you're just in the mood for a recap, BroadwayWorld's 'This Week in Pictures' is here to satisfy your end-of-the-week fix! Take a look below to catch up on the latest happenings from the Great White Way to The West End (and everywhere in between) with coverage of press events, rehearsals, opening nights and more. Highlights this week include a look at the opening night curtain calls for LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL, THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN, and OF MICE AND MEN - plus a peek into the festivities at this year's Olivier Awards and a look at the cast of WATER BY THE SPOONFUL in action! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at West End's GOOD PEOPLE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

Old Vic Productions and Hampstead Theatre Productions present the critically acclaimed play Good People, which began a limited run of just ten weeks at the Noel Coward Theatre on 10th April, as previously announced. Look below to see images of this new production! (more...)

Imelda Staunton and Lloyd Owen Lead West End's GOOD PEOPLE - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 08, 2014

Old Vic Productions and Hampstead Theatre Productions are delighted to announce the full cast for West End transfer of critically acclaimed Good People which will play a limited season of just ten weeks at the No?l Coward Theatre from 10th April, as previously announced. (more...)

Stage One Awards Funds to Producer Stephen McGill for THE PAJAMA GAME
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2014

Stage One, the charity that supports new UK commercial theatre producers and productions, today announces the latest recipient of its Start-Up Investment Fund. Stephen McGill has been awarded 50,000 by the charity to co-produce the West End transfer of the critically acclaimed Chichester Festival Theatre production of The Pajama Game. He will co-produce alongside Joseph Smith, Old Vic Productions, John Brant and Gavin Kalin. The production, directed by Richard Eyre, begins previews at the Shaftesbury Theatre on 2 May 2014 and stars Joanna Riding, Michael Xavier, Peter Polycarpou, Gary Wilmot and Colin Stinton. (more...)

Ruthie Henshall To Join Cast Of BILLY ELLIOT!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2014

Olivier award-winning actor Ruthie Henshall is to join the cast of Billy Elliot the Musical to play Billy's dance teacher Mrs Wilkinson. Henshall's first performance will be 12 May 2014, nine years to the day sinceBilly Elliot the Musical officially opened at the Victoria Palace Theatre. The internationally celebrated show which has now been seen by over 9.5 million people worldwide is currently booking to 16 May 2015and features music by Elton John, book and lyrics by Lee Hall. Stephen Daldry directs with choreography by Peter Darling. (more...)

Peter Polycarpou, Gary Wilmot and Colin Stinton Join West End Transfer of THE PAJAMA GAME
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2014

Peter Polycarpou, Gary Wilmot and Colin Stinton join the cast of the West End transfer of Chichester Festival Theatre's sparkling production of the Broadway smash hit musical, The Pajama Game, directed by Richard Eyre. Peter Polycarpou and Colin Stinton reprise their roles as Vernon Hines and Hasler, with Gary Wilmot taking over the role of Vernon Hines from 2 June. They join the previously announced Joanna Riding and Michael Xavier. The Pajama Game opens at the Shaftesbury Theatre on 13 May, with previews from 2 May, playing until 13 September 2014. (more...)

UK-Wide Auditions For BILLY ELLIOT in 2014
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2013

Beginning January 2014, auditions for the children's cast of Billy Elliot the Musical will take place countrywide to find young boys and girls to join the internationally acclaimed show which is now in its ninth year at the Victoria Palace Theatre in the West End. 2014 auditions take place on 11 January in Leeds, 1 February in Newcastle, 15 March in London, 26 April in Bristol and 17 May in Manchester. (more...)

Xavier, Riding Confirmed For West End Transfer Of THE PAJAMA GAME, May 2014!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2013

Following a critically acclaimed, sold-out run, Chichester Festival Theatre's sparkling production of the Broadway smash hit musical, The Pajama Game, directed by Richard Eyre, transfers to the West End on 1 May playing until 13 September 2014. (more...)

Chichester's PRIVATE LIVES, Starring Toby Stephens and Anna Chancellor, Hits U.S. Cinemas Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2013

CinemaLive and Digital Theatre previously announced the second production to be distributed as part of the West End Theatre Series - the Chichester Festival Theatre production of Noel Coward's Private Lives, directed by Jonathan Kent and starring Toby Stephens and Anna Chancellor. (more...)

Mitchell Tobin Joins West End's BILLY ELLIOT as New 'Billy'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 09, 2013

Today, 9 December 2013, 13 year old Mitchell Tobin from Florida, USA, will become the thirty-sixth boy and the eighth American to play Billy Elliot in the West End, having previously played the title role in the North American touring production. Billy Elliot the Musical is now in its ninth year at the Victoria Palace Theatre where it is currently booking to May 2015. Having now been seen by nearly 9.5 million people worldwide, Billy Elliot the Musical has been the recipient of over 80 major international awards. (more...)

BILLY ELLIOT Welcomes New Billy From Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 09, 2013

Today, 9 December 2013, 13 year old Mitchell Tobin from Florida, USA, will become the thirty-sixth boy and the eighth American to play Billy Elliot in the West End, having previously played the title role in the North American touring production. Billy Elliot the Musical is now in its ninth year at the Victoria Palace Theatre where it is currently booking to May 2015. Having now been seen by nearly 9.5 million people worldwide,Billy Elliot the Musical has been the recipient of over 80 major international awards. (more...)

JACK AND THE BEANSTALK Kicks Off Christmas Season at Southwark Playhouse, Now thru Jan 11
by BWW News Desk - Dec 06, 2013

Goat & Monkey, the company behind the acclaimed sell-out Reverence: A Tale of Abelard and Heloise (Southwark Playhouse, 2007), returns to the theatre to present their unique take on the traditional Christmas pantomime, JACK AND THE BEANSTALK by Toby Hulse. Directed by Joel Scott. Designed by Rebecca Brower. Sound Design by Tom Hackley for HAVEsound. The first Christmas production in Southwark Playhouse's new main space, The Large, opens in December for a five-week run. It will play from today, 6 December 2013 to 11 January 2014 with a press evening performance on Tuesday, 10 December (7pm) and a press matinee performance on Thursday, 12 December (1.30pm). (more...)

Croydon Dance Student Wins Walk On Part in BILLY ELLIOT
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2013

On Friday 22 November 2013, 18 year performing arts student Rebecca White from Croydon will join the cast of Elton John and Lee Hall's Billy Elliot the Musical at the Victoria Palace Theatre in the West End. By answering what does it feel like when you are dancing?, the question asked of Billy Elliot in his audition for the Royal Ballet School, Rebecca was chosen from over 1600 competition entries to perform as part of the internationally award-winning show. (more...)

Photo Flash: Bradley Perret and Freddie Butterfield as the New Billy and Michael in BILLY ELLIOT
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2013

Today, 13 November 2013, 11 year old Bradley Perret from Juan les Pins, France will become the thirty-fifth boy to play Billy Elliot in the West End and the first French-born boy to play the title role. Also joining the cast today will be 11 year old, Freddie Butterfield from West Yorkshire, as Billy's best friend Michael. Check out the photos below! (more...)

Tickets On Sale For Cinema Release Of PRIVATE LIVES, Feb 2014
by BWW News Desk - Nov 08, 2013

Tickets go on sale today for the second production to be distributed as part of CinemaLive and Digital Theatre's West End Theatre Series, the Chichester Festival Theatre production of Noel Coward's Private Lives, directed by Jonathan Kent and starring Toby Stephens and Anna Chancellor, captured at London's Gielgud Theatre. (more...)

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