Set in a northern mining town, against the background of the 1984/’85 miners’ strike, Billy Elliot is the inspirational story of a young boy’s struggle against the odds to make his dream come true. Follow Billy’s journey as he stumbles 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.
Billy Elliot The Musical is based on the 2000 British film Billy Elliot and has been adapted by the same creative team, led by writer Lee Hall (book and lyrics) and director Stephen Daldry. The musical has an original score by Elton John, with songs including 'The Stars Look Down', 'Solidarity' 'Merry Christmas, Maggie Thatcher' and 'Electricity.'
Billy Elliot The Musical has now seen by over 9.5 million people worldwide, through the long-running West End production as well as international productions including Broadway and Sydney, Australia.
(Sources: Show website, Wikipedia)