First ever tour of award winning musical
Billy Elliot arrives at the Alhambra Theatre in Bradford from Tuesday 10 May to Saturday 11 June 2016 as part of the first ever UK and Ireland tour. This will be the only Yorkshire date for the tour.
Set in a northern mining town, against the background of the 1984/’85 miners’ strike, Billy’s journey takes
him 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.
Acclaimed by audiences and critics alike, Billy Elliot the Musical has now been seen by nearly 11 million
people across five continents and is the recipient of over 80 awards internationally, including ten Tony
Awards and five Olivier Awards. In 2006, Liam Mower, James Lomas and George Maguire, the first three
boys to play the title role, became the youngest performers ever to have won the Olivier Award for Best Actor
with the show also picking up the Best Musical prize.
In total, worldwide, ninety boys have now played the iconic role of Billy Elliot on stage. September 2014 saw
a record breaking twenty-five former and current Billy Elliots come together on stage in a specially
choreographed mash-up finale for Billy Elliot the Musical Live, a unique performance that was broadcast
live around the world becoming the widest ever cinema release of a live event and hitting number one at the
UK box office. In May this year, Billy Elliot the Musical celebrated its 10th birthday at the West End’s
Victoria Palace Theatre where it will play its final performance on 9 April 2016 after 4,600 performances
when the theatre closes for refurbishment.
Billy Elliot the Musical 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,
joined by Elton John who composed the show’s score. The production features scenic design by Ian
MacNeil, the associate director is Julian Webber, costume design is by Nicky Gillibrand, lighting design by
Rick Fisher and sound design by Paul Arditti. Musical supervision and orchestrations are by Martin Koch.
Productions of Billy Elliot the Musical have previously been staged on Broadway, in Sydney, Melbourne,
Chicago, Toronto and Seoul, South Korea. The highly successful North American touring production, which
began in 2010, finished its spectacular run in August 2013 with an engagement in São Paulo, Brazil, the first
time Billy Elliot played in South America. The first Japanese language production will open at the Akasaka
ACT Theater in Tokyo in 2017, and further international productions are currently planned.
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