22nd Feb, 2017

Billy Elliot hot-foots it to Birmingham Hippodrome

Ian Hughes 14th Feb, 2017

BILLY Elliot the Musical hot-foots it to Birmingham Hippodrome next month.

The phenomenally successful show has been seen by more than 10 million people worldwide since it debuted on stage at the Victoria Palace Theatre in London on March 31, 2005.

The Queen, Hillary Clinton, Nicole Kidman, Bill Gates, Ben Stiller, Michael Jackson, Oprah Winfrey, Victoria Beckham, Anna Wintour, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Hugh Jackman, Valentino, Helena Bonham Carter, Joe Biden, Kevin Spacey, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are just a few of the famous faces who have been to see the show over the years.

And Simon Cowell, Louis Walsh, Sharon Osbourne and score writer Elton John have all made cameo appearances in the show.

Productions of Billy Elliot The Musical have been staged on Broadway, as well as in Sydney, Melbourne, Chicago, Toronto, South Korean capital Seoul, and Sao Paulo in Brazil.

Young performers from Billy Elliot have performed at The White House and at Buckingham Palace and have visited Downing Street.

Over100 boys including Jamie Bell who played Billy Elliot in the award-winning film, have now performed the title role around the world.

Boys stepping into Billy’s dancing shoes have to date hailed from England, Ireland, Scotland, USA, Canada, Korea, France, Australia, Switzerland and the Netherlands.

The musical has won more than 80 awards worldwide including the Laurence Olivier Best Musical Award (London), the Helpmann Award for Best Musical (Australia) and ten Tony Awards including Best Musical (Broadway), as well as multiple Dora Awards (Toronto), Korea Musical Awards and three Musical Awards (Netherlands).

Billy Elliot visits Birmingham Hippodrome from March 7 to April 29. Visit www.birminghamhippodrome.com for tickets and further details.