Friday, 5 September 2014

27 former & current Billy Elliots to unite on stage at live Broadcast performance

It has been announced that twenty-seven former and current Billy Elliots will unite on stage in a specially choreographed mash-up finale on Sunday 28th September when Billy Elliot the Musical is broadcast live from the Victoria Palace Theatre to cinemas across the UK and around the world. 

All three original Billy Elliots - James Lomas, George Maguire and Liam Mower - will take part in the spectacular finale. In addition, as previously announced, Liam Mower will play the role of Older Billy at this performance.

Director Stephen Daldry said, “We are thrilled to welcome so many of our former Billys back to the Victoria Palace Theatre for this very special performance. We’ve been delighted to see them flourish as performers since their time in the show and it will be wonderful to bring them together again for this unique event.”

The Billys taking part are:

  • Liam Mower (22, from Hull), 
  • James Lomas, (24, from Sheffield), 
  • George Maguire (23, from Stanford-Le-Hope), 
  • Leon Cooke (23, from Newcastle under Lyme), 
  • Matthew Koon (20, from Salford, Lancashire), 
  • Dean McCarthy (22, from Dublin), 
  • Layton Williams (20, from Manchester), 
  • Oliver Taylor (20, from Devon), 
  • Joshua Fedrick (20, from Saltash, Cornwall), 
  • Fox Jackson-Keen (19, from Hornsey, London), 
  • Tom Holland (18, from Kingston-upon-Thames), 
  • Brad Wilson (18, from Doncaster), 
  • Ollie Gardner (17, from Bath), 
  • Rhys Yeomans (16, from Oldham), 
  • Aaron Watson (16, from Kings Lynn, Norfolk), 
  • Scott McKenzie (17, from Dumbarton, Scotland), 
  • Josh Baker (16, from Rochester), 
  • Ryan Collinson (16, from Southport), 
  • Kaine Ward (15, from Hertfordshire), 
  • Harris Beattie (15, from Aberdeen), 
  • Harrison Dowzell (14, from Nottinghamshire), 
  • Redmand Rance (14, from Fareham) and 
  • Ali Rasul (13, from Hartlepool)

They will be joined by the current Billy Elliots: Elliott Hanna (11, from Liverpool), Bradley Perret (12, from Juan-les-Pins, France), Matteo Zecca (12, from Buckinghamshire) and Ollie Jochim (12, from Essex).

The cast is led by Ruthie Henshall as Billy’s dance teacher Mrs Wilkinson, Deka Walmsley as Billy’s dad, Chris Grahamson as Tony and Ann Emery as Grandma.

Completing the cast are: Claudia Bradley, Howard Crossley, Barnaby Meredith and David Muscat. Ensemble members are Craig Armstrong, David Bardsley, Paul Basleigh, Spencer Cartwright, Lucinda Collins, Gillian Elisa, Lee Hoy, Ruri James, Chris Jenkins, Charlie Martin, Alan Mehdizadeh, Steve Paget, Ben Redfern, Charlotte Riby, Mark John Richardson, Mike Scott, Phil Snowden, Wendy Somerville, Spencer Stafford and David Stoller.

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