Based on one of the UK’s biggest box-office hits of the noughties, starring Jamie Bell and Julie Walters, the musical adaptation of Billy Elliot has become as popular as the Oscar-nominated film itself.
Telling the inspirational story of a boy's dream and struggle to become a ballet dancer, the stage show has been a smash hit, attracting an audience of 5.25 million people in London’s West End.
Now, after 10 years and 4600 performances in the capital, it is expected to thrill new audiences on its maiden tour of the UK and Ireland making it a perfect west end break.
The Billy Elliot story
Billy Elliot has become a timeless classic – a true heart-warming tale of triumph over adversity.
This powerful, funny and uplifting tale, set in a northern mining town at the height of the unrest during the miners’ strikes, sees a young boy, encouraged by his single father to become a boxer, discover a passion for ballet dancing.
Billy’s pursuit of his dreams sees him having to challenge common perceptions, gender stereotypes and the disapproval of his father in the way he knows best; through dance.
Billy Elliot The Musical is a highly-acclaimed adaptation of the film, written and produced by the very same team alongside songwriter Sir Elton John. Subsequently, it manages to stay true to the original film whilst bringing spectacular choreography right before the very eyes of the audience together with catchy musical numbers.
Like the film, the musical has been a monumental success, winning over 80 prestigious international theatre awards including the highly coveted Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Musical in the West End.
No wonder many have called it the musical of the decade! Book this incredible west end break, with brilliant seats, a central London Hotel stay and coach travel with National Holidays. Use our holiday search options to book a trip tailored to you!
Please note - Billy Elliot The Musical contains strong language which some people might find offensive or unsuitable for children. It is recommended for theatregoers aged eight and older.