Friday, June 13, 2014
Billy Elliot The Musical Coming to Cinemas for One Day Only
Based on the Academy Award® nominated film, Billy Elliot the Musical has been dazzling London’s theatergoers at the Victoria Palace Theatre since 2005 and has gone on to captivate audiences around the world, winning over 80 theatre awards globally including ten 2009 Tony Awards® and five Olivier Awards.
Set in a northern mining town, against the background of the 1984/’85 coal miners’ strike, Billy Elliot is the inspirational story of a young boy’s struggle against the odds to make his dream come true. Billy’s journey takes him out of the boxing ring and into a ballet class where he discovers a passion for dance that inspires his family and whole community and changes his life forever.
The internationally celebrated show, which has now been seen by over 9.5 million people worldwide, is brought to life by the multiple award-winning creative team behind the film including writer Lee Hall (book & lyrics), director Stephen Daldry, and choreographer, Peter Darling, with Elton composing the show’s score.
Elton said, “Billy Elliot has always had a very special place in my heart and being involved in the musical has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. Broadcasting the show live to cinemas is a new venture for all of us and will make for a very special event. It’s going to be a thrilling day for everyone at our home at the Victoria Palace Theatre in London and we hope cinema audiences will be as excited as we are to see Billy Elliot the Musical brought to life for the first time on screen.”
Tickets for Billy Elliot the Musical Live in cinemas can be purchased via BillyElliotLive.co.uk.