Based on the Oscar nominated film, Billy Elliot the Musical is an inspirational story of one boy's dream to realise his ambitions against the odds. Set in the North East of England against the background of the historic 1984/85 miners' strike, Billy pursues his passion for dance in secret to avoid disapproval of his struggling family. Check out the photos below.
The cast includes Gillian Bevan (Mrs. Wilkinson), Killian Donnelly (Tony), Ann Emery (Grandma),Deka Walmsley (Dad), Sean Kearns (George), Kay Milbourne (Dead Mum), Simon Ray Harvey (Mr. Braithwaite), Barnaby Meredith (Older Billy) and new ensemble members Matthew Dale, David Muscat, Nic Greenshields, Ruri James and Spencer Stafford who join Craig Armstrong, David Bardsley, Paul Basleigh, Dawn Buckland, James Butcher, Spencer Cartwright, Lucinda Collins, Gillian Elisa, Helen French, Sergio Giacomelli, Ian Gareth Jones, Connor McAllister, Steve Paget, Steph Parry and Mike Scott.
Harris Beattie, 14 years old from Aberdeen, Scotland, Harrison Dowzell, 12 years old from Nottinghamshire, Redmand Rance, 12 years old from Fareham, Hampshire and Kaine Ward, 13 years old, from Hertfordshire, alternate the role of Billy. Ten year old Thomas Moore from Armthorpe, Doncaster, 10 year old Jack Bromage-Eccles from Nuneaton and 12 year old Joe Massey from South Wirrell alternate the role of Billy's best friend Michael. Ten year old Millie Thornton from Grangetown, Sunderland, 10 year old Dayna Dixon from Newcastle upon Tyne and 10 year old Macy Stasiak from Darlington alternate the role of Debbie.
The Christmas schedule includes:
Monday 24 December no performance; Tuesday 25 December no performance; Wednesday 26 December 7:30pm; Thursday 27 December 2:30pm and 7:30pm; Friday 28 December 2:30pm and 7:30pm; Saturday 29 December 2:30pm and 7:30pm; Monday 31 December 2:30pm; Tuesday 1 January 7:30pm; Wednesday 2 January 2:30pm and 7:30pm; Thursday 3 January 2:30pm & 7:30pm; Friday 4 January 7:30pm; Saturday 5 January 2:30pm and 7:30pm
For tickets and more information, visit: www.billyelliotthemusical.com
Photo Credit: Alastair Muir
Gillian Bevan and Kaine Ward and Company
Kaine Ward and the Ballet Girls
Deka Walmsley and Harris Beattie
Deka Walmsley and Ann Emery
Ann Emery, Deka Walmsley, Killian Donnelly