MULTI-AWARD WINNING BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL

Wednesday 18 April 2007

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HEADS TOWARDS ITS SECOND BIRTHDAY AS HALF A MILLION NEW TICKETS GO ON SALE
As Billy Elliot The Musical approaches its second birthday, half a million new tickets will go on sale on 23 Apri l 2007 , taking booking up until 20 December 2008.

Elton John and Lee Hall’s multi award-winning Billy Elliot The Musical, directed by Stephen Daldry, has been playing at the Victoria Palace Theatre since March 2005 where it continues to break box office records. Productions of Billy Elliot The Musical are due to open in Sydney, Australia in December this year, followed by a Broadway production opening in New York in 2008.

Billy Elliot the Musical is set in the North East and is a funny, heart-warming and feel-good celebration of one young boy''s dreams. This new staging of Billy Elliot The Musical is an adaptation of one of the most adored British films of the last decade which broke box office records across the world and was nominated for 3 Oscars and 13 BAFTA Awards.

Billy Elliot The Musical is written by Lee Hall and directed by Stephen Daldry. The score has been composed by music legend Elton John, the most celebrated UK singer songwriter of the last 30 years, choreography is by Peter Darling, designs are by Ian MacNeil with sound by Paul Arditti and lighting by Rick Fisher.

The current Billy Elliots are Leon Cooke (15 years old from Clayton, Nr Newcastle under-Lyme), Dean McCarthy (15 years old from Clondalkin, Dublin), Layton Williams (12 years old from Manchester) and Travis Yates (14 years old from Alkrington, Nr Middleton), who perform alongside Sally Dexter (Mrs Wilkinson until 2 June), Jackie Clune (Mrs Wilkinson from 4 June), James Gaddas (Dad), Chris Lennon (Tony), Ann Emery (Grandma), Trevor Fox (George), Alex Delamere (Mr Braithwaite), Sara Poyzer (Mum) and Isaac James (Older Billy).

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