Billy Elliot

Victoria Palace Theatre

Synopsis

Billy Elliot is a funny, heart-warming and feel-good celebration of one young boy's dream in a gripping tale of triumph over adversity. This original story captured the hearts and minds of the world when the movie was released in October 2000. Nominated for three Oscars and thirteen Bafta awards this poignant film broke box office records across the world.

Billy Elliot is a brilliant new staging of one of the most adored British films of the last decade. The extraordinary movie written by Lee Hall, directed by Stephen Daldry and choreographed by Peter Darling, has been developed for the stage by the same multi-award winning creative team.

The score has been composed by music legend Elton John, the most celebrated UK singer songwriter of the last thirty years.

Please note that due to the presence of strong language and violence, the producers of Billy Elliot recommend that children under the age of twelve do not attend and children under the age of seven will not be admitted.

Where? When? What time?

Theatre: Victoria Palace Theatre - (Seating Plan)

Address: Victoria Street, London SW1E 5EA - (Area Map)

Closest Tube: Victoria - (Tube Map)

Shows running until: Sat, 3rd April 2010

Matinees: Thursdays and Saturdays at 2.30PM

Evening shows: Mon to Sat at 7.30PM

Duration: Three hours

What the critics had to say...

MICHAEL BILLINGTON for THE GUARDIAN says, "Billy Elliot succeeds brilliantly because Elton John's music and, especially, Peter Darling's choreography enhance Lee Hall's cinematic concept."

BENEDICT NIGHTINGALE for THE TIMES says, "Tougher, bolder and, as my tear-ducts can attest, more moving than its admittedly admirable celluloid precursor. ...If there is a disappointment, it is Elton Johnís music, which begins promisingly, with a church-like paean to cameraderie, but never seems either tuneful or original."

CHARLES SPENCER for THE DAILY TELEGRAPH says, "Billy Elliot strikes me as the greatest British musical I have ever seen."

ALASTAIR MACAULAY for THE FINANCIAL TIMES says, "Elton John's music is too often formulaic but about half of this show achieves dramatic poetry of a kind rare in any kind of theatre."

PAUL TAYLOR for THE INDEPENDENT says, "Funny, touching and shamelessly enjoyable staging."

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A Theatrical Masterpiece

The Independant

Billy Elliot is brilliant

Tim Rice

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