Billy Elliot at Palace Theatre
Based on the 2000 film and set in a northern mining town, against the background of the 1984/’85 miners’ strike, the story revolves around Billy, who trades his boxing gloves for ballet shoes and soon discovers a passion for dance that ultimately changes his life forever.
By Manchester's Finest | November 4th '16
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As much as we can’t believe it, it’s time to face facts, it’s November and the festive season is fast approaching! Now before you panic, about your Christmas shopping and where you’re going for your turkey dinner, let me remind you of one very exciting thing…..multi award-winning smash hit Billy Elliot the Musical arrives at the Palace Theatre, THIS MONTH!!! From Tuesday 29th November to Saturday 28th January 2017 to be more precise. Based on the 2000 film and set in a northern mining town, against the background of the 1984/’85 miners’ strike, the story revolves around Billy, who trades his boxing gloves for ballet shoes and soon discovers a passion for dance that ultimately changes his life forever. Billy is from a place where the men don’t dance, end of story but, with a gritty determination he attempts to prove his doubters wrong by going all the way Billy Elliot the Musical is a total phenomenon which has now been seen by almost 11 million people across five continents and has won over 80 awards internationally, including an almighty ten Tony Awards and a hugely impressive five Olivier Awards. We really can’t think of a better show to have in Manchester for the festive period. The producers of the multi award-winning show have announced that the four boys who will play the role of Billy in this, it’s first ever UK and Ireland tour are Adam Abbou (12 years old from Liverpool), Matthew Lyons (11 years old from Leeds), Haydn May (11 years old from Bath) and Lewis Smallman (12 years old from West Bromwich). The boys were cast following nationwide auditions and after months of intensive rehearsals will alternate in the role. The show will no doubt leave you wondering where on earth they find such talented children, the role not only demands the boys have excellent contemporary dance, tap and ballet skills, but they’ve got to be able to sing and act as well! The production is brought to life by the multiple award-winning creative team behind the film including writer Lee Hall (book and lyrics), director Stephen Daldry, and choreographer, Peter Darling, not forgetting Elton John who composed the show’s score. With tickets already flying out book soon to avoid disappointment and allow Billy to entertain you this Christmas time! Tuesday 29 November 2016 to Saturday 28 January 2017 Performance Times: Mon – Sat eves (excl. 31 Dec) 7.30pm. Thu & Sat mat 2.30pm. Extra mats 20, 23, 28, 30 Dec 2.30pm http://www.atgtickets.com/shows/billy-elliot/palace-theatre-manchester/ or by calling the box office on 0844 871 3019.