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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).
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.
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.