Billy Elliot welcomes new Ballet Girls and offers fans the chance to win a walk-on part

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It has been announced that this week thirty young dancers will join the cast of Billy Elliot The Musical at the Victoria Palace Theatre as Ballet Girls. Earlier this month the show announced the release of over 570,000 tickets taking booking to 16th May 2015. Billy Elliot, which premiered in 2005, will celebrate its tenth birthday during its new booking period.
From this week, the ballet girls will be played by: Niamh Ashley, Niamh Bennett, Macy Dyason, Morgan Hartley, Lauren Henson, Lydia Kalian, Darcey Littlefield, Natasha Pye, Caitlin Rosendale and Sophie Smart; Samantha Allison, Holly-Marie Davenport , Holly Duke, Ella Forman, Summer Jones, Eliza Love, Kiara-Jaide Mandoza, Emily Miles, Georgia Prentice, Lily Sitzia; and Chorlène Biron-Monnier, Samantha Delaney, Sophie Green, Esa Halil, Taila Halil, Allanah Martin Judge, Ellie Munden, Ellis O’Neill, Charlotte Ross-Gower and Brooke Wolpert.
Aged between 10 and 16 years old and from dance schools across the South East, the girls will alternate the roles of Mrs Wilkinson’s dance students in the show. Anna-Jane Casey, who plays Mrs Wilkinson, said: “We are all looking forward to welcoming our new Ballet Girls to the Victoria Palace Theatre. I am particularly looking forward to keeping them on their toes at each performance as they join Billy on stage in Mrs Wilkinson’s unique and especially energetic ballet lessons – I know they will give us ‘the old razzle-dazzle’ in their fabulous pink tutus!”
Billy Elliot The Musical is also currently offering the chance for one lucky fan to win a walk-on part in the show as part of an exclusive West End experience. This prize will give the winner the opportunity to join the cast on stage in a live performance at the Victoria Palace Theatre. In the lead up to the night, the lucky winner will join the cast for rehearsals, have a costume fitting and hair and make-up appointments with the production team. The winner will also receive tickets to the show for three guests and a stay at a top London hotel for four people. For full details and to enter go to
Based on the Oscar nominated film, Billy Elliot The Musical is an inspirational story of one boy’s dream to realise his ambitions against the odds. Set in the North East of England against the background of the historic 1984/85 miners’ strike, Billy pursues his passion for dance in secret to avoid disapproval of his struggling family.
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Click here to read our interview with Anna-Jane Casey (January 2013)