Olivier Award-winning stage adaptation of the acclaimed British film about a spirited 11-year-old boy from County Durham, who dreams of becoming a ballet dancer against the turbulent backdrop of the 1980s miners' strike, with script and lyrics by Lee Hall and music by Elton John. Directed by Stephen Daldry.
- Stephen Daldry
- Elliott Hanna, Bradley Perret, Redmand Rance, Ali Rasul, Mitchell Tobin (alternating the role of Billy)
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Allington StreetWestminsterLondonSW1E 5EA
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Top 5 reviews of Billy Elliot: The Musical at the Victoria Palace Theatre
I was quite indifferent about the film, so when I was invited to go to the show, I didn't have high hopes, but, luckily for me, I left the theatre on an absolute high.
The show had it all, drama, comedy, great dance sequences, and unlike the guy who plays Billy Elliott in the film, the boy they cast in this play was a spectacular dancer. The choreography at the end when he's all grown up so...more
I loved the film and thought I'd enjoy the show as the soundtrack to the film was so good. Unfortunately it soon became clear that the music from the film wasn't in the show and it had its own showtunes. This wasn't to its detriment however, the music was great, the storyline both funny and emotional and the dancing kids... well they were just amazing! Thoroughly enioyed it!more
I've seen this musical twice and i could easily watch it another time because it is that amazing. The cast is incredible, especially the boys playing Billy: they dance, sing, do some salto's, tapdance, all while acting really well. Then there's also the interesting way in which the strike is combined with ballet, making it one beautiful struggle. If you don't know which musical to watch in...more
Here is an inspirational story befitting of any age. It is sometimes subtle in what it is trying to achieve but always charming and poignant to the moment in time that it is trying to capture. Unsurprisingly Billy himself steals the show and the performance of the song Electricity is certainly memorable. Altogether the quality of dancing, choreography and singing is good all-round. However,...more
I came to see this because I really enjoyed the film. A friend wanted to see it as well and it was the best idea ever!
The show was filled with a brilliant cast. Even if the accent and slangs were sometimes a bit difficult to understand, maybe it's just because we were both Canadian.
Either way, both my friend and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Bring tissues if you love your mum. We both sobbed...more