Billy Elliot

Based on the film of the same name, Billy Elliot has fast become a classic British musical about a boy from County Durham who defies his father by learning ballet instead of boxing, during the 1984-5 UK miner’s strike.

With music by Elton John, and book and lyrics by Lee Hall, the show first opened at the Victoria Palace Theatre in London’s West End in March 2005, where it is still running. It has also toured the US and Canada, run in Sydney and Melbourne, and played on Broadway from 2008-2012.

Billy Elliot The Musical has picked up hosts of awards including 4 Olivier Awards, 10 Tony Awards and 10 Drama Desk Awards.