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Billy Elliot, the touching story of a young boy’s dream come true.
There’s an amazing tale behind this ever-popular stage play. Singer songwriter Elton John saw the first public screening of Billy Elliot at Cannes, and was so moved he immediately contacted director Stephen Daldry about making it into a stage musical. Since then the stage production has won three prestigious Laurence Olivier Awards: best new musical, best actor in a musical and best lighting design, plus an impressive ten Tony Awards.
Billy Elliot the movie, released in 2000, captured the hearts of millions of people worldwide and was nominated for three Oscars and thirteen Bafta awards, breaking numerous box office records. This superb stage production is written by Lee Hall, directed by Stephen Daldry and choreographed by Peter Darling, all of whom were involved with the original movie. Expect the same heart-rending plot enhanced by a beautiful musical score with lyrics by Lee Hall and music written by Sir Elton John. himself.
Billy Elliot – The story
Billy Elliot the Musical is the touching story of a boy growing up in working class Manchester during the miner's strike in the grim, gritty mid-1980s. Enrolled in boxing classes, which he doesn’t enjoy, Billy soon finds something he much prefers: a ballet class. It turns out that young Billy has a unique talent for ballet, so much so that it could make him a star. But to achieve his dream he has to overcome financial hardship, win the heart of his no-nonsense home town and be accepted into the prestigious Royal Ballet School. The dance scenes are choreographed beautifully, the songs drive the story along and you’ll find yourself hanging on to the edge of your seat as the drama unfolds… with a happy ending that’ll see you cheering your heart out.
Billy Elliot song list
Elton John’s genuine passion for the Billy Elliot story shines through the stage show’s score with poignant songs like The Stars Look Down, Shine, Grandma's Song, Solidarity and Expressing Yourself. You’ll laugh and cry in equal measure, accompanied by tunes like The Letter, Born to Boogie, Angry Dance and the iconic Merry Christmas, Maggie Thatcher. Audiences adore Deep Into the Ground, Swan Lake, He Could Be a Star and Electricity. And the finale, including Once We Were Kings and The Letter – Reprise, makes for an unforgettable end to a veritable feast of music and dance.
A wide choice of Billy Elliot theatre tickets
The uplifting, feel-good tale of Billy Elliot is perfect for the family but the authentic and often colourful language used makes it unsuitable for small children. Older children will be inspired by Billy’s story, as are adults of every age. We offer a great choice of Billy Elliot tickets, all with good availability and a variety of seating types. You can even choose your seats before confirming your booking!
Contains some bad language and violence
What to expect:Acting
Recommended for:Anyone (77%)
This show was amazing, the performance was superb, the acting was brilliant and the dancing was simply out of this world. I strongly recommend seeing this!
Reviewed on 21 April 2016 by Evie, Clydebank, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 10 April 2016 by Eve, Canvey Island, United Kingdom
Completely speechless. The best night of my life.
Reviewed on 10 April 2016 by Kiril, Slough, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 10 April 2016 by Lisa, Motherwell, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 08 April 2016 by Thomas, Blonay, Switzerland
The singing and dancing of the performers was incredible!
Reviewed on 07 April 2016 by Daisy, Sidcup, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 07 April 2016 by Lisa, St Helens, United Kingdom
We love live theatre and have been to quite a few shows. We saw this show when it first came onto the stage, but it has greatly improved over time. More dancing and singing. The cast were very good and gave the young man who played (Billy Elliot) the support needed for the roll. We would recommend that people go and see for themselves. The staff were very helpful and the theatre had lots of atmosphere. An excellent show.
Reviewed on 03 April 2016 by Michael, Derby, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 03 April 2016 by Rebeka, Walton On Thames, United Kingdom
This is a must see show whilst you're in London. The acting was superb, I really got the feel of the tough times the miners had, I had tears in my eyes! The children were full of character and so talented, Billy was amazing.
Reviewed on 01 April 2016 by Pam, La Route De St Jean, United Kingdom
My favourite show!!! Toe tapping, entertaining, amazing talent. It's a must see!!!
Reviewed on 30 March 2016 by Deborah, West Midlands, United Kingdom
A brilliant show but be warned of the swearing!!
Reviewed on 27 March 2016 by Karen, Peterborough, United Kingdom
I see the show many years ago and said it was the best show ever and seeing it for the 2nd time didn't disappoint. A great time didn't want it to end. The dancing is phenomenal and it left me speechless. I cannot find any faults with this spectacular show.
Reviewed on 25 March 2016 by Mandy, Kennington, United Kingdom
The show was fantastic just love the story third time seeing it and it still grips me all the way through!! The music is great and the singing is superb! I just marvel at those little children who can act/dance/sing like that!I urge you to see it before it closes, as it's something you shouldn't miss out on!
Reviewed on 24 March 2016 by Laura, London, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 22 March 2016 by Kelly, Singapore, Singapore
The story and acting were quite good, especially the comedic timing. However, I'd have expected more frequent and more solid ballet dancing throughout a musical having ballet as a central theme. Billy himself was quite impressive, but all other dancing was underwhelming. Voices were tired or else horribly damaged, with some extreme straining and flatting throughout. The vocal issues made me uneasy and took enjoyment out of some of the performance. The music itself was also quite forgettable, unfortunately—I remember not a single tune.
Reviewed on 21 March 2016 by Chase, Holland, United States
this show was superb .it touched my heart and every emotion.done with such thiught.the only thing i would say is that the seats are very squashed and i would suggest maybe a box if you need more space.but totally fautless production.even when a slight hitch happened it was dealt with very professionally and quickly.i applaud all staff and actors and production team.
Reviewed on 21 March 2016 by Stephen, Worksop, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 20 March 2016 by Adriana, Maidstone, United Kingdom
Totally unmissable !
Reviewed on 20 March 2016 by Janice, Farnham, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 18 March 2016 by Charlotte, East Tilbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 18 March 2016 by Minyoung, London, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 16 March 2016 by Graham, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Would recommend this! Thoroughly enjoyed, very entertaining.
Reviewed on 15 March 2016 by Sophie, Ryde, United Kingdom
Loved the show.. Lots of swearing, so maybe not for young children
Reviewed on 15 March 2016 by Debi, Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 13 March 2016 by Clare, Poole, United Kingdom
A real feel-good show full of great characters and fantastic actors. The dancing is breath-taking. I laughed, cried and didn't want it to end. A thoroughly good night out.
Reviewed on 11 March 2016 by Matthew, Punnetts Town, United Kingdom
The play was good and actors fantastic!The big problem was the amount of dust in the air that was just flying around!! Incredible I will not go again and not recommend to anyone. Too much dust just too much. Regards. Laurentiu
Reviewed on 08 March 2016 by Laurentiu, London, United Kingdom
As a first time theatre goer I didn't know what to expect what I saw and heard thrilled me a must see I lived through the time when this was going on and it was very emotional and the show depicted it spot on history Brought to livid light go see it.
Reviewed on 06 March 2016 by John, Pontefract, United Kingdom
I took my 11 year old daughter to see the show. My daughter was blown away as was I. My daughter has decided that she would like a career in the theatre. Book now you will not be disappointed
Reviewed on 04 March 2016 by Danielle, London, United Kingdom
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed the show and have been raving about it at home. The dancing, story line , acting and singing were excellent. Took us through a whole range of emotions. Loved it.
Reviewed on 02 March 2016 by Janis, Londonderry, United Kingdom
Excellent show, seen 4 times in all, although many families present, need to be aware swearing is a major part of the show, also as set in the 1980's-younger audiences may not be aware of Maggie Thatcher etc.
Reviewed on 29 February 2016 by Sharon, Wouldham, Rochester, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 29 February 2016 by Paddy, Blessington, Ireland
An absolutely brilliant show! Great cast/story/setting. Only one moan...the music was SO LOUD.
Reviewed on 29 February 2016 by Elizabeth, Sutton, United Kingdom
Had an awesome time Went through every emotion but mainly laughter Would go again in a heart beat 10/10
Reviewed on 28 February 2016 by Gaynor, Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
Booked this show the night before managed to get a couple of seats in the stalls at a reasonable price good show glad we went good show would recommend to all
Reviewed on 28 February 2016 by Debbie, Rainham, United Kingdom
A great musical ,,, But !! Too much swearing in the whole show through ,, Too much and often F,, word , Bloody- word ,, to listen and watching these swearing rough language with kids audience feel uncomfortable and feel needed to apologise to the children presenting at the musical !! It's understandable that it's a part of the real life in miners time but still Tooo much swearing is not should be acceprable in public show with kids attendance ! Even sorry for kids who take part in the musical is not good to hear these rough language so many times !,, :((
Reviewed on 24 February 2016 by Lana, Reigate, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 23 February 2016 by Tom, London, United Kingdom
Dramatic and powerful performances, but this paled in compare to the incredible dancing from such a young cast!! Not for very young children though as the language was a bit blue from the miners. I felt that it was justified for the Nth Est miners but not a show I would take my daughter too. Mrs loved it!!
Reviewed on 22 February 2016 by Andrew, Lower Standen, United Kingdom
This is a really excellent show. A little bad language but all in context. The dancing is fabulous and the cast really good. A very enjoyable evening.
Reviewed on 22 February 2016 by Susan, Tadley, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 21 February 2016 by Julie, Stockbridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 21 February 2016 by Nathan, Grantham, United Kingdom
Not for young children
Reviewed on 19 February 2016 by Valerie, Polegate, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 18 February 2016 by Maria, Exeter, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 17 February 2016 by Paula, Grantham, United Kingdom
Too much swearing for younger viewers. I took a pair of teenagers who thought that I had gone mad taking them to watch adults and children shouting obscenities at each other. At first they found it funny and then as luck would have it they found it just as distasteful as I did. Shame as the cast was very talented.
Reviewed on 17 February 2016 by Nicola, North Hill, United Kingdom
Great show. Not sure for young children as a lot of swearing. But understandable for the time of the miners struggles.
Reviewed on 16 February 2016 by Rodney, Beccles, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 14 February 2016 by Lynsey, Newport, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 14 February 2016 by Mark, Dunfermline, United Kingdom
Just fantastic. Emotional and very true to the film. Would highly recommend.
Reviewed on 12 February 2016 by Angela, Ripon, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 11 February 2016 by Cristina, Croydon, United Kingdom
I only dislike Victoria Station arounds
Reviewed on 11 February 2016 by Elisenda, London, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 10 February 2016 by Huong, Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
Booked this show with my family and everyone loved it, even my husband who was the most sceptical. The story was very touching and the children actors were exceptionally talented. Well done to all the actors who made our night very special.
Reviewed on 10 February 2016 by Tracy, Ivychurch, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 09 February 2016 by Ellis, Bicester, United Kingdom
Loved the show only if the best ways to spend a afternoon when in London
Reviewed on 08 February 2016 by Claire, Liverpool, United Kingdom
Fantastic show, but a little over the top on bad language. Not for families with young kids.
Reviewed on 07 February 2016 by Graham, Maghull, United Kingdom
Fantastic show. One of the best! Excellent dancing by Billy. Funny and very entertaining. Great story line to keep you interested . Some swearing, so avoid taking young children.
Reviewed on 06 February 2016 by Sarah, Helmsange, United Kingdom
great from stat to finish the young lead dancer was fantastic
Reviewed on 06 February 2016 by Fred, Marsham, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 03 February 2016 by Barbara, Upminster, United Kingdom
The cast were amazing. I wouldn't recommend for anyone under 16 as the language used was quite extreme and I saw a few parents around me looking shocked as they had their young children there. The only downside was the fact we could see from the dress circle the backstage crew chatting behind the moveable scenery which did spoil the atmosphere slightly.
Reviewed on 01 February 2016 by Anna, Newbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 01 February 2016 by Tracy, Balliol Business Park West, United Kingdom
The show itself was amazing. Words can not describe how good the young actor who plays Billy is. Truly amazing.
Reviewed on 31 January 2016 by Shaun, Sunderland, United Kingdom
Maybe young families should be aware that there is a lot of swearing if they have young children. However the story was fantastic and the talent throughout, top quality.
Reviewed on 31 January 2016 by Roisin, Maidstone, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 31 January 2016 by Emma, Eastbourne, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 31 January 2016 by Erin, Bridgwater, United Kingdom
Fab show !! Easy to find easy to access , great lighting , dancing and other effects !! Stage settings were cleverly done !! Very impressed and I as an adult found the swearing during performance very entertaining, Thankyou
Reviewed on 31 January 2016 by Lisa, Carterton, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 31 January 2016 by Sarah, Bristol, United Kingdom
Must see brilliant show not recommended for young ages as a lot of swearing
Reviewed on 31 January 2016 by Rianna, Swindon, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 31 January 2016 by Alison, Coulsdon, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 30 January 2016 by James, Crossgates, United Kingdom
Fantastic acting by all but especially Billy.
Reviewed on 30 January 2016 by Sally, Tamworth, United Kingdom
Thought the show had a very slow start with the dialogue difficult to hear and understand (and I'm from the North East!) but the second half was excellent and thoroughly enjoyable. The young boy who played Michael was amazing and very amusing. I would recommend visiting the show but not, perhaps, for youngsters as the colourful language is continuous.
Reviewed on 29 January 2016 by Barbara, Richmond, United Kingdom
I thought a great deal of effort had been taken by all involved you could see the comitment given and the professional approach of the actors.
Reviewed on 28 January 2016 by Aysel, Enfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 28 January 2016 by Lesley, Bedlington, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 27 January 2016 by Pauline, Aldermasten, United Kingdom
If you lived through the power cuts , during the miners strike you will truly relate to this show. I had to stop myself from shouting Out ,Out. Out,. It was a fab. story, funny in places , singing & dancing great, ,it showed the passion and ambition of a child and the Love of a father at all costs to help him fulfill his dream. Fantastic Evening , Well Worth A See , Cant wait to see again
Reviewed on 27 January 2016 by Janet, Sheffield, United Kingdom
The show was entertaining funny and some brilliant dancing . Need to watch again !
Reviewed on 26 January 2016 by Alice, Worthing, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 25 January 2016 by Theo, Brighton, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 25 January 2016 by Alan, Andover, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 24 January 2016 by Steve, Crawley, United Kingdom
We had had a great time. French tourists , it was a bit hard to follow ghe story in English but the storytelling of the show is so good that we were able to follow.
Reviewed on 24 January 2016 by David, Mouvaux, France
Great feel good entertainment with solid acting from Billy, his dad and brother. Superb dancing. Ballet scene was spectacular however hugely disappointing that the "I like to boogie" wasn't included.
Reviewed on 24 January 2016 by Julie, Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 23 January 2016 by Jiawei, London, United Kingdom
Quite simply the best musical I have ever seen. I would go again and again - fantastic.Exquisite theatre and professional and courteous front of house team.
Reviewed on 23 January 2016 by Marion, Chelmsford, United Kingdom
I took my wife as a gift but left at the interval as story and acting was very weak. I can understand why it's finishing soon. Shocking!
Reviewed on 23 January 2016 by Edward, Staines Upon Thames, United Kingdom
Fabulous evening for the whole family I experienced all my emotions even at times a tear
Reviewed on 23 January 2016 by Haydon, Waddesdon, United Kingdom
The show had a balance of comedy and seriousness. Fantastic costumes and props. Orchestra were out of this world! Great cast favourite show!
Reviewed on 23 January 2016 by Michaela, Sheerness, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 23 January 2016 by Sharon, Dagenham, United Kingdom
Great show with some very talented young people. The older members of the cast were also very good. Some great dancing and some great scenes. A very good show which originally I didn't think would be for me, as it was a present from me to my wife. But on reflection we both enjoyed it as much as one another. Well worth seeing: Very good...
Reviewed on 22 January 2016 by Steve, Northfleet, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 22 January 2016 by David, Morecambe, United Kingdom
Fantastic and thought provoking show with the added joy of music and dance!
Reviewed on 21 January 2016 by Gemma, Burbage, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 21 January 2016 by Jonathan, Wakefield, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 20 January 2016 by Mrs Karen, Sheffield, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 19 January 2016 by Arden, Nanjing, China
Reviewed on 18 January 2016 by Deborah, Nr Sandwich, United Kingdom
I thought the show was amazing. So much so I've booked again to see it in 3 weeks time !!!
Reviewed on 18 January 2016 by Vicky, Lincoln, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 17 January 2016 by Valeria Laura, Caba, Argentina
Brilliant. Talented people up there ! Kids really impressed me. It was a really good show, recommended.
Reviewed on 17 January 2016 by Sophie, London, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 17 January 2016 by Peter, South Woodham Ferrers, United Kingdom
An emotional story full of tears and laughter throughout as well as very talented performers. One of my favourite yet and I've seen a lot of musicals :)
Reviewed on 17 January 2016 by Tanya, Eastbourne, United Kingdom
by Oliver Mitford | Thursday, December 17 2015, 20:55
Billy Elliot - The Musical has announced that it will close in London’s West End next year. The hit musical will play its final performance at the Victoria Palace Theatre on 9 April 2016.
Now well into its eleventh year in the West End, Billy Elliot has played over 4,600 performances at the Victoria Palace Theatre, but now the award winning production must vacate the listed theatre due to refurbishment works.Billy Elliot to close in the West End