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Billy Elliot the Musical – Milton Keynes Theatre

Billy Elliot the Musical continues at the Milton Keynes Theatre until 17 June. The show’s next dates are at the Theater am Grossmarkt, Hamburg, Germany from 29 June to 23 July. Star rating: five stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Milton Keynes Theatre is made for Billy Elliot. With its huge width and deep recesses, […]

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Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour – Duke of York’s Theatre

Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour continues at the Duke of York’s Theatre, London until 2 September. Star rating: four stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ✩ Anybody looking for a West End musical involving singing and dancing schoolchildren has a third choice supplementing those of Matilda and School of Rock. But even with a script by […]

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Interview – Dawn Sievewright reprises her role in Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour

DAWN SIEVEWRIGHT is excited to be reprising the role of Fionnula in the Olivier Award-winning Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour which begins its West End debut run at the Duke of York’s Theatre on 15 May (previews began on 9 May). The production started out at the National Theatre of Scotland, going on to the National Theatre in […]

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Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour – cast revealed for West End run

Full casting has been announced for the West End transfer of Lee Hall’s critically acclaimed Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour which will open at the Duke of York’s Theatre next month. Following its debut at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, a UK tour and a sell-out run last summer at the National Theatre, the Olivier-nominated show […]

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Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour – Theatre Royal Brighton and Touring

Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour at the Theatre Royal, Brighton and Touring (including a run at the National Theatre from 8 August to 1 October). Star rating: five stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Musical theatre has been shamefully ignored by the Brighton Festival in past years. At last this ‘Cinderella of the Arts World’ gets a look in with a […]

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Billy Elliot the Musical – West End production bids farewell

This weekend, after 4,600 performances and prior to the theatre’s previously announced refurbishment programme, the final Victoria Palace Theatre performance of Billy Elliot the Musical took place in front of a packed house with guests including past and present Billy Elliots, original cast members and members of the show’s creative team. The 1,530-strong audience rose to their […]

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Billy Elliot final West End performance is in support of East Durham Trust

The final London performance of Billy Elliot the Musical will be a fundraiser for a charity based in the former mining town that provides the setting for the tale of the dancing schoolboy. A flagship voluntary and community sector organisation, the East Durham Trust is a charity based in Easington, Co. Durham, set up to […]

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Billy Elliot the Musical – new Billys cast for first ever UK and Ireland tour

The producers of the multi award-winning Billy Elliot the Musical have confirmed the names of the four boys who will share the title role in the hit show’s first ever tour of the UK and Ireland. Twelve-year-old Adam Abbou; 11-year-old Matthew Lyons; 11-year-old Haydn May and 12-year-old Lewis Smallman were cast following nationwide auditions. The […]

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Billy Elliot the Musical bows out of Victoria Palace in April 2016 after 11 years

Due to the Victoria Palace Theatre’s previously announced refurbishment programme, the multi award-winning West End production of Billy Elliot the Musical will play its final performance (of 4,600 at the venue) on 9 April 2016 as the production celebrates its 11th birthday. In June this year tickets went on sale for the first UK and Ireland tour of Billy Elliot the Musical, opening at the Theatre Royal Plymouth […]

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Billy Elliot – full dates for UK and Ireland tour revealed

The hit musical Billy Elliot will begin its first ever UK and Ireland tour at Plymouth’s Theatre Royal on 24 February 2016. Billy Elliot the Musical will remain at the Theatre Royal, Plymouth until April 2016 before moving into the Sunderland Empire (6–30 April) followed by the Bradford Alhambra (10 May–11 June); Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff […]

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Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour – Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour at the Traverse Theatre. Star rating: four stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ✩ From the butter-wouldn’t-melt-in-our-mouths opening choral piece, this team of young women have us with them from the get-go. Following this up with: “Everyone else gets to sing about love and death. We get to sing about livestock” takes us with them into […]

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Billy Elliot extends West End run and announces UK tour

Tonight, 12 May 2015, the multi award-winning smash hit Billy Elliot the Musical celebrates ten years in the West End.  The musical received its world premiere at the Victoria Palace Theatre in March 2005 with the gala opening night taking place exactly ten years ago today. To coincide with the tenth birthday celebrations, Billy Elliot the Musical today announces an extension to the West […]

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Ten years of Billy Elliot the Musical in photos‏

Today (12 May 2015) Billy Elliot the Musical celebrates ten years in the West End. The musical received its world premiere at the Victoria Palace Theatre in March 2005 with opening night on 12 May 2005 and has now been seen by more than ten million people worldwide, including five million at its London home. Take a look at ‘Ten Years of […]

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Billy Elliot the Musical Live – review of DVD and Blu-ray release

Cinema screenings and DVDs related to theatrical productions have become a lot more common in recent years which can only be a bonus for the industry and enthusiasts who want to relive an experience or don’t have the budget to see everything they want to. In the early stages of watching new release Billy Elliot […]

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Billy Elliot the Musical Live – more screenings to come

This weekend saw a record-breaking 25 former and current Billy Elliots come together on stage in a specially choreographed mash-up finale of Billy Elliot the Musical. At a unique performance, broadcast live to eight countries from the show’s West End home at the Victoria Palace Theatre, all three original Billy Elliots – James Lomas, George Maguire and Liam Mower – took part in […]

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Original Billy Elliot Liam Mower makes his return

On Sunday 28 September at 2pm, Liam Mower will join the cast of Billy Elliot the Musical for a special performance to be broadcast live from the Victoria Palace Theatre to cinemas across the UK and around the world. Mower, who will play the role of Older Billy, originated the role of Billy Elliot in 2005 along with George […]

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Ollie Jochim is 38th lead in Billy Elliot the Musical

This week 12-year-old Ollie Jochim from Chelmsford, Essex gives his first performance in the title role of the award-winning Billy Elliot the Musical. Ollie joins a cast lead by Ruthie Henshall who plays Mrs Wilkinson, Billy’s dance teacher, and becomes the 38th boy to perform the role at the Victoria Palace Theatre and the 75th boy to perform the role worldwide. More […]

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Billy Elliot the Musical to be broadcast from cinema

On Sunday 28 September 2014, Billy Elliot the Musical will be broadcast live from the West End to cinemas across the UK and around the world. Based on the Academy Award-nominated film, Billy Elliot the Musical has been entertaining London’s theatergoers at the Victoria Palace Theatre since 2005, and has transferred around the world, winning more than 80 theatre awards globally including […]

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Ruthie Henshall joins Billy Elliot the Musical cast

Olivier Award-winning actress Ruthie Henshall is to join the cast of Billy Elliot the Musical to play Billy’s dance teacher Mrs Wilkinson. Henshall’s first performance will be on 12 May 2014, nine years to the day since the show officially opened at the Victoria Palace Theatre. The musical, which has now been seen by more […]

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