Photo Flash: Billy Elliots at BAFTA's 60th Birthday

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.

The 14 Billy Elliot's who are performing on the BAFTA Birthday celebrations are: Corey Snide  (from Albany, America), Josh Fedrick  (from Saltash in Cornwall), Colin Bates  (from Baltimore, Maryland, USA), Liam Mower  (from Hull), Sam Angell  (Cambuslang, Glasgow), Aaron Watson  (from Kings Lynn, Norfolk), James Lomas  (from Sheffield), Dean McCarthy  (from Clondalkin, Dublin), Leon Cooke  (from Cayton, Newcastle under Lyne),  Trent Kowalik  (Wantagh, New York, USA), Matthew Koon (from  Trinity, Salford), Layton Williams  (Bury in Lancashire), Travis Yates (centre)  (from Middleton, Manchester), Oliver Taylor  (from Paignton, Devon).

Directed by Stephen Daldry, Billy Elliot The Musical has now played to over 1.25 million people at the Victoria Palace Theatre since it opening in 2005, and on May 12, 2007 the show celebrated its second birthday.  Choreography is by Peter Darling, designs are by Ian MacNeil with sound by Paul Arditti and lighting by Rick Fisher. Productions of Billy Elliot The Musical - which is produced by Working Title and Old Vic Productions plc - are due to open in Sydney, Australia in December this year, followed by a Broadway production opening in New York in 2008.

Billy Elliot has just celebrated its1000th performance in London.  Now booking through December 20, 2008, Billy Elliot performs at the Victoria Palace Theatre, Victoria Street, London SW1.

For tickets (£60 - £17.50) call 0870 895 5577.  Performances are Monday – Saturday at 7:30PM; and Thursday and Saturday matinees at 2:30PM. Visit www.billyelliotthemusical.com

Photos by Kieron McCarron


Backstage at BAFTA, Billy Elliot's past, present and future


Backstage at BAFTA, Billy Elliot's past, present and future


Backstage at BAFTA, the Billy's pre-performance


Aaron Watson backstage at BAFTA



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