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Billy Elliot Live DVD

October 3, 2014 

Billy Elliot was broadcast live from the Victoria Palace Theatre in London to thousands of cinemas worldwide. Buy the DVD of this extraordinary night.

The DVD features the incredible finale to this special performance, where 25 former Billy Elliots all come together to dance.

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September 29, 2014 

Photos of Billy Elliot Live at the Victoria Palace Theatre on Sunday 28 September 2014

Last night saw Billy Elliot The Musical perform a special show that was broadcast live in cinemas across the UK and to 8 countries worldwide.

The end of the show also saw a spectaulcar finale where 25 former Billy Elliots came together to perform, including the first three boys to play Billy – Liam Mower (22, from Hull), James Lomas, (24, from Sheffield) and George Maguire (23, from Stanford-Le-Hope).

There will be further screenings of Billy Elliot Live in the UK from 2 to 5 October 2014, and also additional screenings in 9 further countries.

A DVD of Billy Elliot Live will be released on 24 November 2014.

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The finale of Billy Elliot Live featuring 25 Billys. Photo: Clive Sugden

The finale of Billy Elliot Live featuring 25 Billys. Photo: Clive Sugden

James Lomas, George Maguire, Liam Mower, photo Craig Sugden

James Lomas, George Maguire, Liam Mower, photo Craig Sugden

The finale of Billy Elliot Live featuring 25 Billys

The finale of Billy Elliot Live featuring 25 Billys

Current and former Billy Elliots

Current and former Billy Elliots

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Billy Elliot Live DVD to be released, more screenings in October

September 29, 2014 

Billy Elliot Live DVD to be released and more cinema broadcasts added following spectacular live broadcast.

The spectacular finale of Billy Elliot Live featuring 25 past and current Billys. Photo: Craig Sugden

The spectacular finale of Billy Elliot Live featuring 25 past and current Billys. Photo: Craig Sugden

Following the hugely successful live cinema broadcast of Billy Elliot the Musical on Sunday 28 September 2014 from the Victoria Palace Theatre, a DVD of the broadcast is to be released.

In addition, a number of repeat Encore screenings of the show will take place next month.

The DVD of Billy Elliot Live will be released on 24 November 2014.

The spectacular finale of the Live show last night saw 25 former and current Billy Elliots perform on the Victoria Palace stage together.

The show was broadcast live to eight countries, and the Encore screening will see nine further countries included, plus 350 cinemas in the UK will broadcast the show between 2 and 5 October 2014.

The current cast of Billy Elliot includes West End star Ruthie Henshall as Mrs Wilkinson, Deka Walmsley as Billy’s dad, Chris Grahamson as Tony and Ann Emery as Grandma.

The 27 Billys performed in the Live show: Liam Mower (22, from Hull), James Lomas, (24, from Sheffield), George Maguire (23, from Stanford-Le-Hope), Leon Cooke (23, from Newcastle under Lyme), Matthew Koon (20, from Salford, Lancashire), Dean McCarthy (22, from Dublin), Layton Williams (20, from Manchester), Oliver Taylor (20, from Devon), Joshua Fedrick (20, from Saltash, Cornwall), Fox Jackson-Keen (19, from Hornsey, London), Tom Holland (18, from Kingston-upon-Thames), Brad Wilson (18, from Doncaster), Ollie Gardner (17, from Bath), Rhys Yeomans (16, from Oldham), Aaron Watson (16, from Kings Lynn, Norfolk), Scott McKenzie (17, from Dumbarton, Scotland), Josh Baker (16, from Rochester), Ryan Collinson (16, from Southport), Kaine Ward (15, from Hertfordshire), Harris Beattie (15, from Aberdeen), Harrison Dowzell (14, from Nottinghamshire), Redmand Rance (14, from Fareham) and Ali Rasul (13, from Hartlepool) will be joined by currently Billy Elliots – Elliott Hanna (11, from Liverpool), Bradley Perret (12, from Juan-les-Pins, France), Matteo Zecca (12, from Buckinghamshire) andOllie Jochim (12, from Essex).

Directed by Stephen Daldry with choreography by Peter Darling, Billy Elliot The Musical features music by Elton John, has a book and lyrics by Lee Hall, who wrote the original screenplay for the hit British movie.

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Billy Elliot: 27 former Billys to perform in special finale

September 5, 2014 

Spectacular finale to Billy Elliot Live at the Victoria Palalce to see 27 former Billys perform together for one night only

Liam Mower to play Older Billy in Billy Elliot Live

Liam Mower to play Older Billy in Billy Elliot Live

Twenty-seven former actors who have played Billy Elliot in Billy Elliot The Musical at the Victoria Palalce Theatre will perform a special mash-up together, for one night only.

Specially choreographed, the mash-up will appear as the finale of Billy Elliot Live – the special performance of the show on 28 September 2014 that will be screened into cinemas worldwide.

All three of the original actors to play Billy Elliot – James Lomas, George Maguire and Liam Mower – will take part in the finale alongside Liam Mower as the Older Billy.

All 27 boys are: Liam Mower (22, from Hull), James Lomas, (24, from Sheffield), George Maguire (23, from Stanford-Le-Hope), Leon Cooke (23, from Newcastle under Lyme), Matthew Koon (20, from Salford, Lancashire), Dean McCarthy (22, from Dublin), Layton Williams (20, from Manchester), Oliver Taylor (20, from Devon), Joshua Fedrick (20, from Saltash, Cornwall), Fox Jackson-Keen (19, from Hornsey, London), Tom Holland (18, from Kingston-upon-Thames), Brad Wilson (18, from Doncaster), Ollie Gardner (17, from Bath), Rhys Yeomans (16, from Oldham), Aaron Watson (16, from Kings Lynn, Norfolk), Scott McKenzie (17, from Dumbarton, Scotland), Josh Baker (16, from Rochester), Ryan Collinson (16, from Southport), Kaine Ward (15, from Hertfordshire), Harris Beattie (15, from Aberdeen), Harrison Dowzell (14, from Nottinghamshire), Redmand Rance (14, from Fareham) and Ali Rasul (13, from Hartlepool) will be joined by currently Billy Elliots – Elliott Hanna (11, from Liverpool), Bradley Perret (12, from Juan-les-Pins, France), Matteo Zecca (12, from Buckinghamshire) and Ollie Jochim (12, from Essex).

The director of Billy Elliot, Stephen Daldry, said, “We are thrilled to welcome so many of our former Billys back to the Victoria Palace Theatre for this very special performance. We’ve been delighted to see them flourish as performers since their time in the show and it will be wonderful to bring them together again for this unique event.”

“We’ve been delighted to see them flourish as performers”

The current cast of Billy Elliot includes West End legend Ruthie Henshall as Mrs Wilkinson, plus Deka Walmsley as Billy’s dad, Chris Grahamson as Tony and Ann Emery as Grandma.

The show is based on the Oscar nominated movie and has been wowing London’s theatergoers at the Victoria Palace Theatre since 2005.

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James Lomas, George Maguire and Liam Mower at the curtain call of Billy Elliot in 2005 (photo David Scheinmann)

James Lomas, George Maguire and Liam Mower at the curtain call of Billy Elliot in 2005 (photo David Scheinmann)

Photos: Ruthie Henshall in Billy Elliot

May 12, 2014 

Production photos of Ruthie Henshall in Billy Elliot at the Victoria Palace Theatre

Ruthie Henshall in Billy Elliot

Ruthie Henshall in Billy Elliot

Billy Elliot The Musical celebrates its 9th birthday today at the Victoria Palace Theatre in London.

And to kick off the celebrations, the show is welcoming a brand new cast from tonight, 12 May 2014.

West End leading lady Ruthie Henshall is joining the cast as  Billy’s dance teacher Mrs Wilkinson, alongside a hugely talented team that includes eleven year old Matteo Zecca as Billy and ten year old Kyria Cooper as Debbie. Other new cast include Chris Grahamson who plays Billy’s brother Tony and Barnaby Meredith who returns to the production to play Older Billy.

Now been seen by over 9.5 million people worldwide and booking at the Victoria Palace Theatre to 16 May 2015, this hit show features music by Elton John and book and lyrics by Lee Hall based on his acclaimed movie. Stephen Daldry directs with choreography by Peter Darling.

Other cast in the show include Deka Walmsley (Dad),  Ann Emery (Grandma), Howard Crossley (George), and Claudia Bradley and David Muscat in their new roles as Dead Mum and Mr. Braithwaite respectively. Ensemble members are Craig Armstrong, David Bardsley, Paul Basleigh, Spencer Cartwright, Lucinda Collins, Gillian Elisa, Lee Hoy, Ruri James, Chris Jenkins, Charlie Martin, Alan Mehdizadeh, Steve Paget, Ben Redfern, Charlotte Riby, Mark John Richardson, Mike Scott, Phil Snowden, Wendy Somerville, Spencer Stafford and David Stoller.

Photos by Alastair Muir / David Scheinmann

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RUTHIE HENSHALL in Billy Elliot The Musical

March 3, 2014 

Ruthie Henshall stars in Billy Elliot at the Victoria Palace Theatre

RUTHIE HENSHALL in Billy Elliot The Musical

Olivier Award-winning actress Ruthie Henshall stars as Mrs Wilkinson in Billy Elliot The Musical at the Victoria Palace Theatre.

Ruthie Henshall has performed in many iconic roles in musicals both in the West End and on Broadway including Velma Kelly and Roxie Hart in Chicago, Marion Halcome in The Woman in White, the title roles in Peggy Sue Got Married and Marguerite, Fantine in Les Misérables, Nancy in Oliver, Polly Baker in Crazy For You, Jemima in Cats and Ellen in Miss Saigon as well as Amalia in She Loves Me for which she won the Best Actress in a Musical Olivier award.

She was last on stage in Thea Sharrock’s production of Blithe Spirit at the Apollo Theatre.

As a recording artist, Ruthie has featured on numerous cast recordings, compilation albums and solo albums including Pilgrim, The Ruthie Henshall Album, Love is Here to Stay and I’ve Loved These Days.

Ruthie’s TV credits include The Case, Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Sound of Musicals, Law and Order, The Mysteries of 71st Street.  Henshall was a judge on ITV’s Dancing on Ice.

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BILLY ELLIOT: Ruthie Henshall to join the cast

March 3, 2014 

Olivier Award winning actress Ruthie Henshall to join the cast of Billy Elliot at the Victoria Palace Theatre.

Much-loved West End and Broadway star Ruthie Henshall is to join the cast of multi-award winning musical Billy Elliot at the Victoria Palace Theatre.

Taking the role of Billy’s dance teacher Mrs Wilkinson, Ruthie will star in the show from 12 May 2014.

Billy Elliot has played for nearly nine years at the Victoria Palace Theatre and has been seen by over 9.5 million people worldwide.

Directed by Stephen Daldry with choreography by Peter Darling, the show features music by Elton John, has a book and lyrics by Lee Hall.

Also joining the cast in May is Chris Grahamson as Billy’s brother Tony and Barnaby Meredith returns to play Older Billy. Ann Emery will continue to play Grandma, with Deka Walmsley will continue as Billy’s dad.

The full cast from 12 May 2014 features: Ruthie Henshall (Mrs Wilkinson), Deka Walmsley (Dad), Chris Grahamson (Tony), Ann Emery (Grandma), Howard Crossley (George) and Barnaby Meredith (Older Billy). They are joined by Claudia Bradley and David Muscat in their new roles as Dead Mum and Mr. Braithwaite respectively. Ensemble members are Craig Armstrong, David Bardsley, Paul Basleigh, Spencer Cartwright, Lucinda Collins, Gillian Elisa, Lee Hoy, Ruri James, Chris Jenkins, Charlie Martin, Alan Mehdizadeh, Steve Paget, Ben Redfern, Charlotte Riby, Mark John Richardson, Mike Scott, Phil Snowden, Wendy Somerville, Spencer Stafford and David Stoller.

The role of Billy is alternated by Elliott Hanna, Bradley Perret, Redmand Rance  and Mitchell Tobin.  Zach Atkinson, Zak Baker, and Freddie Butterfield play the role of Billy’s best friend Michael. Dayna Dixon, Demi Lee  and Millie Thornton  play Debbie.

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February 2, 2014 

Now starring Ruthie Henshall, Billy Elliot is the Olivier and Tony Award-winning musical based on one of Britain’s most successful films, and featuring songs by Elton John.

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.

Billy Elliot now stars multi-award winning West End star Ruthie Henshall as Mrs Wilkinson.

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 million people worldwide, there’s never been a better time to see Billy Elliot the Musical.

Directed by Stephen Daldry with choreography by Peter Darling, the show features music by Elton John, has a book and lyrics by Lee Hall, who wrote the original screenplay for the hit British movie.

Billy Elliot has been running at the Victoria Palace Theatre since 2005 (previews from 31 March 2005, opened on 11 May 2005).

THE STORY

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.

THE CAST

A hugely talented cast includes Ruthie Henshall (Mrs Wilkinson), Deka Walmsley (Dad), Chris Grahamson (Tony), Ann Emery (Grandma), Howard Crossley (George) and Barnaby Meredith (Older Billy). They are joined by Claudia Bradley and David Muscat in their new roles as Dead Mum and Mr. Braithwaite respectively. Ensemble members are Craig Armstrong, David Bardsley, Paul Basleigh, Spencer Cartwright, Lucinda Collins, Gillian Elisa, Lee Hoy, Ruri James, Chris Jenkins, Charlie Martin, Alan Mehdizadeh, Steve Paget, Ben Redfern, Charlotte Riby, Mark John Richardson, Mike Scott, Phil Snowden, Wendy Somerville, Spencer Stafford and David Stoller.

 

Billy Elliot wins Audience Award at Olivier Awards 2013

April 28, 2013 

Billy Elliot The Musical has won the Audience Award at this year’s Olivier Awards.

Tade Biesinger from Billy Elliot performs on a stage in Covent Garden for the Olivier Awards

Tade Biesinger from Billy Elliot performs on a stage in Covent Garden for the Olivier Awards

After being nominated for the last 3 years, the musical has finally won the public vote at this year’s Olivier Awards.

On a stage in Covent Garden’s piazza on Sunday 28 April, host Sheridan Smith and BBC Radio 2 presenter Elaine Paige presented the award to the show, followed by a performance by Tade Biesinger from Billy Elliot.

65,000 votes were cast by members of the theatregoing public for the Audience Award, with Matilda The Musical, The Phantom Of The Opera and Wicked in competition for the award.

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West End Live Timetable: Sunday 24 June 2012, Trafalgar Square

June 17, 2012 

Back for its 8th year,  West End Live – the spectacular celebration of West End theatre – returns to Trafalgar Square and for the first time will feature every single West End musical over the two days of the event.

WEST END LIVE TIMETABLE

Sunday 24 June 2012, Trafalgar Square

Time on Stage Show
12.00PM STOMP
12.15PM THE WIZARD OF OZ
12.25PM SHREK THE MUSICAL
12.35PM HAVANA RUMBA!
12.50PM DISNEY’S THE LION KING
13.00PM THRILLER LIVE
13.25PM ROCK OF AGES
13.35PM BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL
13.40PM MATILDA THE MUSICAL
13.50PM HORRIBLE HISTORIES
14.05PM EVERYTHING’S ROSIE
14.10PM MAMMA MIA!
14.25PM LOUISE DEARMAN
14.40PM MARK EVANS
14.55PM ALEX GAUMOND
15.05PM DANIEL BOYS
15.15PM JERSEY BOYS
15.40PM ANGELINA BALLERINA THE MOUSICAL
15.55PM BIG ZUMBA DANCE
16.10PM MARK JERMIN STAGE SCHOOL
16.25PM WEST END KIDS
16.40PM THE IN-BETWEEN
16.55PM NATIONAL YOUTH MUSIC THEATRE
17.10PM WEST END GOSPEL CHOIR
17.30PM CONGO FAITH HEALERS
18.00PM SHOW ENDS

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West End Live 2012 – Timetable for Saturday 23 June 2012

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