Clear your diaries, there's heaps happening across Aus this week...
The critically acclaimed West End musical will be back down under in 2019, announced today (Tuesday 10 April) by Universal Theatrical Group, Working Title Films, Greene Light Stage, Michael Coppel Entertainment and Louise Withers Presents.
The wildly successful West End production of Billy Elliott first premiered in Australia in 2007, which was then the first international production outside of the UK and came before its Broadway premiere.
Billy Elliot was just as big a hit with Australian theatre fans, with audiences flocking to Sydney and Melbourne to see the show.
This time around, the 10 year Australian anniversary of Billy Elliot will bring the production to Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane and Adelaide. Ticketmaster will have tickets for NSW, VIC and WA – sign up to recieve ticket alerts.
Billy Elliot the Musical features music by the legendary Elton John, accompanying the book and lyrics by Lee Hall, choreography by Peter Darling and direction by Stephen Daldry.
Based on the film of the same name, Billy Elliot the Musical is a heart-warming, funny and feel-good celebration of family and adolescence. Set against the backdrop of the 1984-85 miners’ strike, we follow the journey of a young boy raised in a small British mining town. Stepping out of the boxing ring and into a ballet class, he discovers a passion for dance that inspires his family, community and changes his life forever.
Having been seen by almost 12 million people across the world, Billy Elliot is loved by critics and audiences alike, having received over 80 awards internationally, including 10 Tony Awards, five Olivier Awards and eight Helpmann Awards.
Australian Producer Louise Withers said, “Having been a part of the life of Billy Elliot worldwide for over 13 years, we are absolutely ecstatic that we have the opportunity to bring Billy back to Australia.
“The Australian creative and technical team of the 2007 production, have since been taken across the world to stage productions in other countries, including Japan and Korea, and the original Australian Billys are excelling in their chosen paths of the industry.
“It further goes to show that Australian artists and creatives are leaders in their field. This 10th Anniversary Tour will bring our Australian team back together, to restage Billy and celebrate its 10th Anniversary here in Australia.”
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