Ruthie Henshall and Deka Walmsley are to continue as Mrs Wilkinson and Dad respectively in the London West End cast of Billy Elliot the Musical at the Victoria Palace Theatre. Likewise, continuing in their role are Chris Grahamson as Tony, Gillian Elisa as Grandma, Howard Crossley as George and Claudia Bradley Dead Mum. Phil Snowdon, in his new role, will play Mr Braithwaite and James Butcher joins the cast as Older Billy. Ensemble members are Craig Armstrong, Richard Ashton, James Ballanger, David Bardsley, Paul Basleigh, Rachel Bingham, Lucinda Collins, Peter Cork, Scott Cripps, Robbie Durham, Ross Finnie, Lee Hoy, Ruri James, Ben Redfern, Charlotte Riby, Mike Scott, Sharon Sexton, Wendy Somerville, Spencer Stafford, David Stoller and Kerry Washington.
Last week the multi award-winning smash hit Billy Elliot the Musical celebrated ten years in the West End and to concur with its 10th birthday celebrations the show declared an extension to the run, releasing over 600,000 tickets for sale, taking booking through to 17th December 2016. Additionally, the first UK and Ireland tour of Billy Elliot the Musical was also announced opening at the Theatre Royal Plymouth in February 2016. Further tour dates and booking details will be announced shortly.
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 over 10 million people worldwide and has played in five continents. Billy Elliot the Musical is the recipient of over 80 awards internationally, including ten Tony Awards and five Oliviers, including the 2013 Audience Award. In total, world-wide, eighty two boys have now played the iconic role on stage, and in March this year the London production welcomed 10 year old Thomas Hazelby, the fortieth young boy to take on the title role.
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London Billy Elliot The Musical
Victoria Palace Theatre
London West End, SW1E 5EA
Evenings: Monday to Saturday 7.30pm
Matinees: Thursday and Saturday 2.30pm
Running Time: 3 hours
Age Restrictions: Children under 7 will not be admitted. Not recommended for children under 12.
Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
Monday 18th May 2015