Billy Elliot the Musical - Dancing Its Way to Success
Billy Elliot first danced into audiences’ hearts with the release of the identically titled film in 2000. The Academy Award-nominated feature catapulted star Jamie Bell to fame and charmed the public with the story of an aspiring boy dancer. It wasn’t long before Billy Elliot was re-imagined as a musical in London’s West End, gaining an equal amount of adoration.
Featuring music written by Sir Elton John himself, Billy Elliot the Musical is a joyus tale of pursuing one’s dreams and passions. Billy Elliot won 10 Tony Awards including ‘Best Musical’ in 2009, and four prizes at the 2006 Laurence Olivier Awards.
The show’s success continues today as it enjoys an extended run - and seemingly ceaseless popularity - at London’s Victoria Palace Theatre. You can use StubHub! UK to look up show times for Billy Elliot the Musical and buy and sell tickets online.
More About Billy Elliot the Musical - Chasing Dreams in the West End
Set in County Durham during the coal miners’ strike of the 1980s, Billy Elliot the Musical is, above all, a story about courage and believing in yourself. After being dragged to boxing classes by his father, 11-year-old Billy Elliot discovers a love for something he finds far more interesting: dance. Captivated after stumbling across a dance class, the gutsy young Billy decides he’ll do anything to become a professional dancer, even if it means defying his father.
Though heartwarming at its core, Billy Elliot is also known for its honest grit. Stephen Daldry, who helmed the film version, refused to tone down its edginess when he directed it on Broadway. The London staging of Billy Elliot the Musical retains this fiery spirit with the help of songs including ‘Angry Dance’ and ‘Electricity’. With sincerity and energetic dance numbers, Billy Elliot the Musical casts a spell on UK theatregoers as it teaches a touching lesson about perseverance.
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