About Billy Elliot
One of the most award-winning shows on stage today, Billy Elliot the Musical at the Victoria Palace Theatre, has won the hearts of millions since it opened in London’s West End and has gone on to captivate audiences around the world. 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 dreams 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.
Featuring a timeless score by Elton John, sensational dance and a powerful story, Billy Elliot the Musical, winner of the 2013 Olivier Audience Award, is a funny, uplifting and spectacular theatrical experience that will stay with you forever.
★★★★★“A dazzling spectacle of dance, tears and laughter” Daily Mail
★★★★★ “Truly electrifying” Mail on Sunday
★★★★★ “Marvellous British musical” Time Out
★★★★★“Triumphant production” Daily Telegraph
★★★★★ “Pure magic” Sunday Express
The original Billy Elliot film was nominated for three Oscars and 13 Bafta awards. The show of Billy Elliot reunited the original creative team behind the film, with direction by Stephen Daldry and lyrics by Lee Hall. The music was composed by legendary British singer-songwriter, Elton John. Opening at the Victoria Palace Theatre in London in 2005 and was nominated for nine Olivier Awards and won four, including Best New Musical.
The current Billy Elliot cast includes Olivier Award winner Ruthie Henshall as dance teacher Mrs Wilkinson. Ms Henshall will NOT perform on a number of Tuesday performances - please see our Information tab for full list of dates - plus she is taking holiday between 23 and 30 August 2014.
Book your Billy Elliot tickets now for the show described as "The best show you will ever see" by The New York Post.