West End star Sally Ann Triplett has been confirmed for the forthcoming Curve Leicester production of Billy Elliot.
The Tony and Olivier Award-winning musical will get a brand-new production at the Curve this Summer, directed by The Curve’s artistic director Nikolai Foster and with Lucy Hind choreographing.
Triplett will play ballet teacher Mrs. Wilkinson.
Baz Bamigboye confirmed the news in Deadline. Nikolai Foster and his team plan to reinvent the show as a brand new production, distinct from the original West End and Broadway production.
The original film’s producers including Eric Fellner of Working Title, and the show’s creators, writer Lee Hal, director Stephen Daldry, choreographer Peter Darling and composer Elton John, have given their blessing for the reworking of the show.
Billy Elliot runs at the Curve from 7 July to 18 August 2022.
Four young boys will share the role of Billy, and they are Leo Hollingsworth, Alfie Napolitano, Samuel Newby and Jayden Shentall-Lee. Billy’s friend Michael will be played by Bobby Donald, Lucas Haywood, Ethan Shimwell and Prem Masani, with Pearl Ball, Caitlin Cole, Lola Johnstone and Ellie Copping sharing the part of Debbie.
There is speculation the show may transfer to the West End. A number of other Curve shows have made the journey, including Grease The Musical – which is coming to the Dominion Theatre this Summer, running from 3 May.
Sally Ann Triplett’s West End credits include leading roles in Mamma Mia!, Chicago, Cats, Anything Goes, Guys and Dolls and Chess in London, and Finding Neverland and The Last Ship on Broadway.
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