Based on the acclaimed film, and supported with music by Elton John, Billy Elliot is an inspiring tale of courage, ambition, and overcoming adversity. It’s 1984 and County Durham’s coal miners are set to go on strike when 11-year-old Billy finds his way into Mrs. Wilkinson’s ballet class following his boxing lesson. Enthralled with dance and showing inherent ability, Billy is encouraged to audition for the prestigious Royal Ballet School in London, but he fears the reactions of his father and brother, who are both wrapped up in the escalating strike situation. The astounding winner of 10 Tony Awards, this global musical phenomenon is a theatre experience that will stay with you forever.
Contains mature themes and graphic language.
Arts Club Stanley Theatre
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Book and lyrics by Lee Hall
Music by Elton John
Cast: David Adams, Mat Baker, Danny Balkwill , Jordyn Bennett , Avril Brigden, Matthew Cluff, Nolan Fahey , Warren Kimmel , Kristi Low , Julia MacLean , Caitriona Murphy , Arta Negahban, Leora Joy Perrie , Nathan Piasecki , Barbara Pollard, Brian Riback, Gordon Roberts , Taylor Dianne Robinson , Valin Shinyei, Kirk Smith
Production: Director – Bill Millerd, Choreographer – Valerie Easton, Musical Director / Keyboards Ken Cormier, Set Designer – Ted Roberts, Costume Designer – Alison Green, Lighting Designer – Marsha Sibthorpe, Sound Designer – Chris Daniels, Ballet Adviser – Suzanne Ouellette, Stage Manager – Caryn Fehr, Assistant Stage Manager – Ronaye Haynes, Apprentice Stage Managers – Claire Friedrich and Tessa Gunn