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The Success Story of Billy Elliot

As many people know, the story of Billy Elliot was brought to life with the 2000 British drama film version that was written by Lee Hall and Daniel Dowdall and was directed by Stephen Daldry and Tom Sheerin. The story is based in a fictional English town called 'Everington' in the real County Durham where Billy Elliot, played by Jamie Bell, is an aspiring dancer even though his father has just together the fees to send him to boxing lessons. With the help of his teacher Mrs Wilkinson, played by Julie Walters, Billy gets to perform on stage and fulfil his ambition of being a dancer.

The universal story of hope and hard work captured the hearts of audiences around the world and eventually in 2005, the story was adapted for the West End stage as Billy Elliot the Musical. The show opened in Australia in 2007 and Broadway in 2008, with audiences and critics raving about the transition from film to stage as well as the sensational performances from the actors.

Today the show continues to grow from strength to strength with a wealth of talent coming through year on year. This cycle of young talent means that Billy Elliot tickets are always in high demand and the shows are often a sell out. This means you need to grab your Billy Elliot tickets now to avoid disappointment.

Written by LondonTheatreStore on 07 September 2010 10:17:00

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