It has just been announced that Billy Elliot the musical, is to tour the UK for the first time ever in 2016.
Based on the highly successful film, the show is set in a northern mining town against the background of the 1984/’85 miners’ strike and follows Billy’s journey from boxing to ballet class where he discovers a passion for dance that inspires his family and whole community and changes his life forever.
Billy Elliot has been acclaimed the world over and has now been seen by over 10.5 million people across five continents and is the recipient of over 80 awards internationally including ten Tony Awards and five Olivier Awards.
Eric Fellner (Producer) said today: “Having recently celebrated ten extraordinary years of Billy Elliot the Musical in London, we are delighted to have the opportunity to bring a new touring production of this inspiring show to fans across the UK and Ireland and the chance to delight new audiences along the way.”
Billy Elliot the musical has a score by Elton John, book and lyrics by Lee Hall, direction by Stephen Daldry, and choreography by Peter Darling.
BILLY ELLIOT UK TOUR TICKETS 2016 – 17
Tuesday 7 February – Saturday 4 March 2017
Southampton Mayflower Theatre
Tuesday 7 March – Saturday 6 May 2017
9 – 27 May 2017
30 May – 17 June 2017
Milton Keynes Theatre
BILLY ELLIOT UK TOUR PAST DATES
Wednesday 24 February – Saturday 2 April 2016
Plymouth Theatre Royal
Wednesday 6 – Saturday 30 April 2016
Tuesday 10 May – Saturday 11 June 2016
Tuesday 14 June – Saturday 16 July 2016
Wales Millenium Centre, Cardiff
Tuesday 26 July – Saturday 3 September 2016
Dublin Bord Gais Energy Theatre
Tuesday 20 September – Saturday 22 October 2016
Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre
Tuesday 25 October – Saturday 26 November 2016
Tuesday 29 November 2016 – Saturday 28 January 2017
Manchester Palace Theatre