Billy Elliot

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by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2012
Billy Elliot the Musical, now in its eighth year, will release a further 640,000 tickets this week, taking booking at the Victoria Palace Theatre to 21 December 2013. Check out the production photographs below.
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2012
Twelve year old Harrison Dowzell from Nottinghamshire is to become the thirtieth boy to play the title role of Billy Elliot in the West End. Harrison, who joins the cast of Billy Elliot the Musical today, 14 May 2012, will alternate the role of Billy with Harris Beattie (13 year old from Aberdeen, Scotland), Kaine Ward (13 years old from Hertfordshire), Ryan Collinson (13 years old from Southport) and Adam Vesperman (13 years old from Seattle, Washington, USA) He will be the 65th boy to play the role worldwide, including Jamie Bell who played Billy Elliot in the award-winning film.
by BWW News Desk - February 23, 2012
Today, 22 February 2012, 13 year old Harris Beattie from Aberdeen, Scotland and 9 year old Dayna Dixon from Benton, Newcastle upon Tyne will join the West End cast of Billy Elliot the Musical which celebrates 7 years in at the Victoria Palace Theatre in May. Harris will become the twenty-ninth boy to play the title role in the West End and the 64th boy to play the role worldwide, including Jamie Bell who played Billy Elliot in the award-winning film. He is joined by Dayna who plays Debbie, dance teacher Mrs Wilkinson's daughter.
by BWW News Desk - February 22, 2012
Today, 22 February 2012, 13 year old Harris Beattie from Aberdeen, Scotland and 9 year old Dayna Dixon from Benton, Newcastle upon Tyne will join the West End cast of Billy Elliot the Musical which celebrates 7 years in at the Victoria Palace Theatre in May. Harris will become the twenty-ninth boy to play the title role in the West End and the 64th boy to play the role worldwide, including Jamie Bell who played Billy Elliot in the award-winning film. He is joined by Dayna who plays Debbie, dance teacher Mrs Wilkinson's daughter.
by BWW News Desk - August 22, 2011
13 year old Adam Vesperman from Seattle, USA, made his West End stage debut as Billy Elliot at the Victoria Palace Theatre, becoming the twenty-seventh boy to play the title role in the hit west end show Billy Elliot The Musical.
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2011
Billy Elliot the Musical features music by Elton John, book and lyrics by Lee Hall, and is directed by Stephen Daldry with choreography by Peter Darling.
by BWW News Desk - April 13, 2011
Today, 13 April 2011, twelve year old Ryan Collinson from Southport, becomes the twenty-sixth boy to play the title role in the West End production of Billy Elliot the Musical. The internationally award-winning show, which opened a the Victoria Palace Theatre in 2005, has been seen by over 6 million people worldwide, including 3 million in the West End. Ryan becomes the 56th boy to play Billy Elliot worldwide since Jamie Bell in the award-winning film.
by BWW News Desk - February 1, 2011
The full cast is Dean Charles-Chapman (13 years old from Romford, Essex), Scott McKenzie (13 years old from Dumbarton, Scotland), Aaron Watson (12 years old from Kings Lynn, Norfolk) and Rhys Yeomans (12 years old from Oldham, Lancashire) who alternate the role of Billy, Reece Barrett (12 years old from Exeter), Connor Kelly (12 years old from Scunthorpe), Connor Lawson (12 years old from Shotton, County Durham) and Joe Massey (11 years old from South Wirrell) who alternate the role of Billy's best friend Michael, Francesca Mango (11 years old from Northumberland), Emily Smith (11 years old from County Durham) and Emily Williams (9 years old East Wingate, County Durham) who alternate the role of Debbie.
by BroadwayWorld TV - September 3, 2010
On September 1, 2010, The Michael Ball Show hosted the West End's Aaron Watson and Connor Kelly, who play Billy and Michael in the London production of BIlly Elliot the Musical. The pair perform part of Expressing Yourself on the ITV's variety show. Click below for the performance!
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2010
From 31 May 2010 Genevieve Lemon will join the London cast of the multi-award winning Billy Elliot the Musical at the Victoria Palace Theatre to play Billy's dance teacher Mrs Wilkinson. Lemon, a seasoned musicals performer in her native Australia, will make her West End debut as Mrs Wilkinson as the show enters into its sixth year in London.
by BWW News Desk - April 23, 2010
From 31 May 2010 Genevieve Lemon will join the London cast of the multi-award winning Billy Elliot the Musical at the Victoria Palace Theatre to play Billy's dance teacher Mrs Wilkinson. Lemon, a seasoned musicals performer in her native Australia, will make her West End debut as Mrs Wilkinson as the show enters into its sixth year in London.
by BWW News Desk - March 8, 2010
Today, Monday 8 March, in a welcome break from rehearsals for Billy Elliot the Musical's fifth birthday celebrations, four Billy Elliots - Dean-Charles Chapman (12 years old from Essex), Tom Holland (13 years old from Kingston upon Thames), Ollie Gardner (12 years old from Bath) and Fox Jackson-Keen (14 years old from Hornsey, London) - accepted an invitation to Downing Street to meet the Prime Minister.
by BWW News Desk - November 28, 2008
From 1 December 2008, twelve year old Brad Wilson from Doncaster will join the London cast of Billy Elliot the Musical at the Victoria Palace Theatre to play the title role, making him the thirtieth boy to play the iconic role worldwide, first performed by Jamie Bell in the original movie. He is joined by Joanna Riding who will play Mrs Wilkinson and Joe Caffrey who returns to the production to play Jackie Elliot, Billy?s Dad.
by BWW News Desk - November 14, 2008
Last night in New York, Thursday 13 November, Stephen Daldry's production of Billy Elliot The Musical opened on Broadway at the Imperial Theatre to rave reviews. Haydn Gwynne, who created the role on stage in London of Billy Elliot's dance teacher Mrs Wilkinson, made her Broadway debut and playing the title role of Billy Elliot was 13 year old Trent Kowalik from New York.
by BWW - December 14, 2007
Elton John and Lee Hall's multi award-winning Billy Elliot the Musical received its Australian premiere at Sydney's Capitol Theatre on Thursday, December 13 with a star-studded audience hosted by Billy Elliot composer Elton John.
by BWW - November 15, 2007
Josh Fedrick has joined the cast of Billy Elliot
by BWW - November 5, 2007
Fourteen past, present and future Billy Elliot's from the multi-award winning West End hit Billy Elliot the Musical are taking part in a unique performance as part of BAFTA's 60th Birthday celebrations hosted by Joanna Lumley and Michael Parkinson, the program will air on Wednesday November 7 on ITV1 at 9PM.
by BWW - October 5, 2007
Elton John and Lee Hall's multi award-winning Billy Elliot the Musical, directed by Stephen Daldry, has been playing at the Victoria Palace Theatre since March 2005 and on October 4, 2007 the production celebrated its 1000th performance!
by BWW News Desk - August 31, 2007
Elton John and Lee Hall's multi award-winning Billy Elliot the Musical, directed by Stephen Daldry, will celebrate its 1000th performance at the Victoria Palace Theatre on October 4, 2007 after opening in March 2005. Additionally, two new Billys will join the cast shortly.
by BWW News Desk - April 18, 2007
As Elton John and Lee Hall's awar-winning Billy Elliot The Musical approaches its second birthday, half a million new tickets will go on sale April 23, taking booking up until December 20, 2008.