Thursday, 17 December 2015

First casting revealed for Billy Elliot UK tour

The Daily Mail's Baz Bamigboye has revealed first casting for the UK tour of Billy Elliot The Musical.

The tour opens at the Theatre Royal Plymouth on 24th February 2016, click here for full dates.

Billy Elliot will star Annette McLaughlin (Lysistrata/Matilda) as Mrs Wilkinson, Martin Walsh (Perfect Pitch/Hobson’s Choice) as Dad and Scott Garnham (Grand Hotel/Made In Dagenham) as Tony.

UPDATE: Andrea Miller will play Grandma with the full adult cast including: Phillip Aiden, Jonathan Alden, Leo Atkin, Tom Bainbridge, Deborah Bundy, Jack Butterworth, Luke Cinque-White, Donna Combe, Wayne Fitzsimmons, Nikki Gerrard, Abbie Louise Harris, Paul Hutton, Leon Kay, Charlie Martin, Kris Manuel, Barnaby Meredith, Daniel Page, Georgina Parkinson, Amy Rhiannon-Worth, Rachel Spurrell, Sebastian Sykes, Rafe Watts and Luke Zammit. The children will be announced in early 2016.

It was recently announced that the West End production of Billy Elliot will close next year on 9th April due to developmental work at the Victoria Palace Theatre. The musical will close after 4,600 performances, coinciding with its eleventh birthday.

Billy Elliot has been seen to date by over 5.25 million people in London and nearly 11 million people worldwide, has grossed over $800 million worldwide and is the winner of over 80 theatre awards internationally.

1 comment:

  1. Such a shame the show is closing in the West End. I love it. Looking forward to travelling around the country and catching up with Billy. Got tickets for the first night in Plymouth, then Bradford, Cardiff, Bristol and Manchester so far. Hopeful for tickets at Southampton and Birmingham. Woohoo! Go Billy!