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Multi-award winning musical coming to MK

Date Posted:27/10/2016

Billy Elliott Milton KeynesThe producers of the multi award-winning smash hit Billy Elliot the Musical are delighted to announce that the show will play Milton Keynes Theatre Tue 30 May – Sat 17 Jun 2017 Tickets on sale for ATG Theatrecard holders Wed 25 Oct and general sale Fri 28 Oct 2016.

Set in a northern mining town, against the background of the 1984/’85 miners’ strike, 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.

Acclaimed by audiences and critics alike, Billy Elliot the Musical has now been seen by nearly 11 million people across five continents and is the recipient of over 80 awards internationally, including ten Tony Awards and five Olivier Awards. In 2006, Liam Mower, James Lomas and George Maguire, the first three boys to play the title role, became the youngest performers ever to have won the Olivier Award for Best Actor with the show also picking up the Best Musical prize.

In total, worldwide, ninety four boys have now played the iconic role of Billy Elliot on stage. In May last year, Billy Elliot the Musical celebrated its 10th birthday at the West End’s Victoria Palace Theatre where it played its final performance on 9 April 2016 after 4,600 performances.

Billy Elliot the Musical is brought to life by the multiple award-winning creative team behind the film including writer Lee Hall (book and lyrics), director Stephen Daldry, and choreographer, Peter Darling, joined by Elton John who composed the show’s score. The production features scenic design by Ian MacNeil, the associate director is Julian Webber, costume design is by Nicky Gillibrand, lighting design by Rick Fisher and sound design by Paul Arditti. Musical supervision and orchestrations are by Martin Koch.

Productions of Billy Elliot the Musical have previously been staged on Broadway, in Sydney, Melbourne, Chicago, Toronto, Holland, Seoul and South Korea. The highly successful North American touring production, which began in 2010, finished its spectacular run in August 2013 with an engagement in São Paulo, Brazil, the first time Billy Elliot played in South America. The first Japanese language production will open at the Akasaka ACT Theater in Tokyo in 2017, and further international productions are currently planned.

Billy Elliot the Musical is presented by Universal Stage Productions, Working Title Films and Old Vic Productions and is based on the Universal Pictures/Studio Canal film. The show is produced by Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Jon Finn and Sally Greene. Angela Morrison and David Furnish are executive producers.

ATG Theatrecard holders can book from Wed 25 Oct and tickets go on General sale on 28 Oct book early for the best seats in the house at Milton Keynes Theatre Box office 0844 871 7652 www.atgtickets.com/miltonkeynes