Billy Elliot 2005

Run Time:
Three hours
Opened: May 11, 2005

Billy Elliot - 2005 - West End History , Info & More

One of the most celebrated, award-winning musicals on stage today, Billy Elliot has been dazzling London's West End since 2005, and has gone on to captivate audiences around the world.

Set in a northern mining town, against the background of the 1984/'85 miners' strike, Billy Elliot is the inspirational story of a young boy's struggle against the odds to make his dream come true. Follow Billy's journey as he stumbles out of the boxing ring and into a ballet class where he discovers a passion for dance that inspires his family and whole community and changes his life forever.

With unforgettable music by Elton John, sensational dance and a powerful storyline, this astonishing theatrical experience will stay with you forever.

Now seen by over 9.5 million people worldwide, there's never been a better time to see Billy Elliot the Musical.

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BILLY ELLIOT to Bid West End Farewell with All Four Pint-Sized Stars on Stage
by Tyler Peterson - April 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.

BILLY ELLIOT Launches First Ever UK and Ireland Tour at Theatre Royal Plymouth Today
by BWW News Desk - February 24, 2016


Universal Stage Productions, Working Title Films and Old Vic Productions present the first ever UK and Ireland tour of Billy Elliot the Musical.

Annette McLaughlin, Martin Walsh and Scott Garnham to Lead BILLY ELLIOT UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - December 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. 

Photo Flash: West End's BILLY ELLIOT Posts Closing Date; A Look Back at the Show's Run!
by Tyler Peterson - December 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.

Euan Garrett, Matthew Seadon-Young Join West End's BILLY ELLIOT
by Christina Mancuso - November 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.

BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL LIVE Leaps onto THIRTEEN's GREAT PERFORMANCES Tonight
by TV News Desk - October 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.)

BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL LIVE Blu-ray Home Video Released Today
by BWW News Desk - October 13, 2015


Universal Studios celebrates the release of BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL LIVE on Blu-ray today, Oct 13, 2015.

BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL LIVE to Leap onto THIRTEEN's GREAT PERFORMANCES Next Month
by TV News Desk - September 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.

West End's BILLY ELLIOT Welcomes New 'Billy'
by Tyler Peterson - July 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.

Ruthie Henshall & Deka Walmsley Continue In West End's BILLY ELLIOT; Cast Updates Announced!
by Tyler Peterson - 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.

Billy Elliot FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What productions of Billy Elliot have there been?
Billy Elliot has had 5 productions including West End which opened in 2005, which opened in 2008, Broadway which opened in 2008, US Tour which opened in 2010 and US Tour which opened in 2010.
What awards has Billy Elliot been nominated for?
Billy Elliot has been nominated for several prestigious awards, including the BBC Radio 2 Olivier Audience Award, the BBC Radio Olivier Audience Award, The Audience Award for Most Popular Show, Best Director, Best Lighting Design, Best New Musical, Best Performance in a Supporting Role in a Musical, Best Set Design, Best Sound Design, Best Theatre Choreographer, and the Ned Sherrin Award for Best Musical.
What awards has Billy Elliot won?
Billy Elliot has won several awards, including the BBC Radio 2 Olivier Audience Award, the Audience Award for Most Popular Show, Best Director for Stephen Daldry, Best Lighting Design for Rick Fisher, Best New Musical for Elton John, Best Performance in a Supporting Role in a Musical for Tim Healy, Best Set Design for Ian MacNeil, Best Sound Design for Paul Arditti, Best Theatre Choreographer for Peter Darling, and the Ned Sherrin Award for Best Musical at the Evening Standard Awards.
What are the songs in Billy Elliot and what's the order?
Electricity
Expressing Yourself
Grandma’s Song
When We Were Kings

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