Last night (12th May) the West End production of Billy Elliot The Musical celebrated its tenth anniversary at the Victoria Palace Theatre. Check out images from the gala performance below (click picture to enlarge).
To coincide with the 10th birthday celebrations, yesterday Billy Elliot's booking period was extended to 17th December 2016 and producers announced that a UK and Ireland tour will launch at the Theatre Royal Plymouth in February 2016. Further tour dates and booking details will be announced shortly.
Billy Elliot currently stars Ruthie Henshall as Billy’s dance teacher Mrs Wilkinson, Deka Walmsley as Dad, Chris Grahamson as Tony and Gillian Elisa as Grandma. Thomas Hazelby (10 years old from Doncaster), Brodie Donougher (12 years old from Blackpool), Ollie Jochim (13 years old from Chelmsford, Essex) and Bradley Perret (13 years old from Juan les Pins, France) alternate the title role.
Billy Elliot's past and present with 10th birthday cake
David Furnish and Elton John
Elton John with cast past and present of Billy Elliot
Lee Hall, Elton John and Stephen Daldry with the cast past and present
Stephen Daldry, Elton John and Lee Hall
The cast of Billy Elliot perform the finale
The curtain at the 10th birthday of Billy Elliot
The curtain call at Billy Elliot's 10th birthday
The curtain call at Billy's 10th birthday
Photo Credit: Craig Sugden