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Billy Elliot (2014)

Billy Elliot the Musical Live (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Music | 12 November 2014 (USA)
A talented young dancer has to learn to fight for his dream despite social and parental disapproval.


Lee Hall (book)




Cast overview, first billed only:
Elliott Hanna Elliott Hanna ... Billy / Special Billy Finale
Ollie Jochim Ollie Jochim ... Billy / Special Billy Finale
Bradley Perret Bradley Perret ... Billy / Special Billy Finale
Matteo Zecca Matteo Zecca ... Billy / Special Billy Finale
Ruthie Henshall ... Mrs. Wilkinson
Deka Walmsley Deka Walmsley ... Dad
Ann Emery ... Grandma
Chris Grahamson Chris Grahamson ... Tony
Howard Crossley Howard Crossley ... George
David Muscat David Muscat ... Mr. Braithwaite
Claudia Bradley Claudia Bradley ... Dead Mum
Liam Mower Liam Mower ... Billy's Older Self (Live Broadcast)
Barnaby Meredith Barnaby Meredith ... Billy's Older Self (West End)
David Bardsley David Bardsley ... Alternate Dad (credit only)
Gillian Elisa Gillian Elisa ... Alternate Grandma / Ensemble


A talented young dancer has to learn to fight for his dream despite social and parental disapproval.

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Comedy | Drama | Music | Musical


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Did You Know?


Liam Mower who plays Older Billy in the Dream Ballet was one of the original Billy's when it first opened and can be heard singing the role on the Original London Cast recording. See more »


Mrs. Wilkinson: You don't know anything about me, you sanctimonious little shit!
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Version of Billy Elliot (2000) See more »

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Absolutely stunning!
13 November 2020 | by branstarkSee all my reviews

For some reason, I find that this musical version (based on the Oscar nominated 2000 movie) packs a far greater emotional punch. Perhaps it's because it's live or that they're able to expand a little bit more on the story but I found every scene involving Billy and his late mother just ripped my heart apart. Ruthie Henshall is a national treasure and was fantastic playing Mrs. Wilkinson as was Deka Walmsley who played the father. Credit must go to Elliott Hanna who was an incredible Billy who was (at the time) the youngest to assume the titular role. The stamina required to be a stage performer still blows me away and seeing all these actors literally caked in sweat while performing immensely difficult dance routines while singing persistently for 3 hours makes me appreciate just how incredible these performers are.

I'm sad I was never able to watch this in the theatre before it came to an end but I'm thankful they released an edition on DVD. The acting, cinematography, the script, the clever lighting and tricks, the costumes, the music all make this one of the best musical stage productions ever to be made.

Oh and the Tom Holland cameo at the end where all the past and present Billys performed a specially choreographed routine was brilliant. People often forget that this was where he started his career and I'm thrilled he took the time to return to the role for this special occasion.

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