Billy Elliot - the final performance
Monday 4 April 2016
Closing - London West End - Musicals
Just a few days of performances left for Billy Elliot The Musical - its final show will be at the Victoria Palace this Saturday, 9 April 2016 ...
Sad, but true!
After 4,600 performances, due to the theatre’s previously announced refurbishment programme, the multi award-winning West End production of Billy Elliot the Musical will play its final performance at the Victoria Palace Theatre this Saturday, 9 April 2016, as the production celebrates its eleventh birthday.
The show has been seen to date by over 5.25 million people in London and nearly 11 million people worldwide, has grossed over $800 million worldwide and is the winner of over 80 theatre awards internationally.
Brought to life by the 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, Billy Elliot the Musical 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.
Based on the Oscar nominated film released in 2000 and 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.
The final performance is a matinee scheduled for 2-30pm.
And now the good news ...
Billy Elliot is touring the UK and will be on the road for the next year or more.
Here's the tour schedule ...
Theatre Royal, Plymouth - 24 Feb 2016 - 02 Apr 2016
Sunderland Empire - 06 Apr 2016 - 30 Apr 2016
Alhambra Theatre, Bradford - 10 May 2016 - 11 Jun 2016
Wales Millenium Centre, Cardiff - 14 Jun 2016 - 16 Jul 2016
Dublin Bord Gáis Energy Theatre - 26 Jul 2016 - 03 Sep 2016
Edinburgh Playhouse - 20 Sep 2016 - 22 Oct 2016
Bristol Hippodrome - 25 Oct 2016 - 26 Nov 2016
Palace Theatre, Manchester - 29 Nov 2016 - 28 Jan 2017
Mayflower Theatre, Southampton - 07 Feb 2017 - 04 Mar 2017
Birmingham Hippodrome - 07 Mar 2017 - 06 May 2017
Note: Billy Elliot the Musical contains some strong language.