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Billy Elliot The Musical West End Cast Update

Mrs Wilkinson (Ruthie Henshall) and Billy Elliot (Matteo Zecca) in Billy Elliot the Musical. Photo credit Alastair Muir
Mrs Wilkinson (Ruthie Henshall) and Billy Elliot (Matteo Zecca) in Billy Elliot the Musical.
Photo credit Alastair Muir

Now in its eleventh year in the West End, Billy Elliot the Musical is currently booking at the Victoria Palace Theatre until 17th December 2016. In addition, the first UK and Ireland tour of Billy Elliot the Musical will begin in February 2016 at the Theatre Royal Plymouth.

Bradley Mayfield (Michael) has made his West End debut in Billy Elliot the Musical. Previously he has appeared in Oliver! at the Sheffield Crucible and in Peter Pan at City Hall Sheffield. Bradley trained at the Sharon Berry School of Theatre Dance and is also a keen martial artist, recently achieving his first-degree black belt in Taekwondo.

Set in a northern mining town, against the background of the 1984/’85 miners’ strike, Billy’s journey takes him 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 has now been seen by over 10.5 million people worldwide and has played on five continents. Billy Elliot the Musical is the recipient of over 80 awards internationally, receiving ten Tony Awards and five Oliviers, including the 2013 Audience Award. In total, eighty nine boys have now played the iconic role on stage across the globe.

Billy Elliot The Musical cast includes: Brodie Donougher (12 years old from Blackpool), Thomas Hazelby (11 years old from Doncaster), Ollie Jochim (13 years old from Chelmsford, Essex) and Nat Sweeney (13 years old from Birmingham) alternate the title role of Billy Elliot. Bradley Mayfield (11 years old from South Yorkshire) joins Tomi Fry (12 years old from Swindon) and Nathan Jones (12 years old from Prudhoe, Northumberland) to play the role of Billy’s best friend Michael. Beatrice Bartley (10 years old from Durham) and Hollie Creighton (10 years old from Sunderland) join Connie Fisher (10 years old from Brompton, North Yorkshire) to alternate the role of Debbie.

Ruthie Henshall and Deka Walmsley lead the adult cast in the West End as Mrs Wilkinson and Dad respectively in Billy Elliot the Musical. They are joined by Chris Grahamson as Tony, Gillian Elisa as Grandma, Howard Crossley as George, Claudia Bradley as Dead Mum, Phil Snowdon as Mr Braithwaite and James Butcher as Older Billy. Ensemble members are Craig Armstrong, Richard Ashton, James Ballanger, David Bardsley, Paul Basleigh, Rachel Bingham, Lucinda Collins, Peter Cork, Scott Cripps, Robbie Durham, Ross Finnie, Lee Hoy, Ruri James, Ben Redfern, Charlotte Riby, Mike Scott, Sharon Sexton, Wendy Somerville, Spencer Stafford, David Stoller and Kerry Washington.

Billy Elliot the Musical is brought to life by the multiple award-winning creative team behind the film including writer Lee Hall (book and lyrics), director Stephen Daldry, and choreographer, Peter Darling, joined by Elton John who composed the show’s score. The production features scenic design by Ian MacNeil, the associate director is Julian Webber, costume design is by Nicky Gillibrand, lighting design by Rick Fisher and sound design by Paul Arditti. Musical supervision and orchestrations are by Martin Koch.

BALLET GIRLS: Olivia Anson, Amélie Olivia Bardsley, Maiya Beazley, Lucy Cheesman, Lydia Rose Coghlan, Rebecca Cogodi, Katie-Mae Collins, Ruby Cunningham, Brogan Fleming, Sammy Foster, Eleanor Fox, Millie Green, Pollyanna Charlotte Hawkes, Lauren Joyce, Cara McCabe, Elle Nash, Laveda Ogbebor, Kacy O’Sullivan, Charlotte Pourret Wythe, Aimee Quirke, Amelia Riley, Niamh Savage, Demi Tullulah Scott, Lilly Stanion
Lillie-Mae Stewart, Amelia Stratton, Aimee Tutt, Bryony Way, Scarlett Wennink and Shanice Williams

In memory of Charlotte Leatherbarrow, a much beloved Ballet Girl.

SMALL BOY: Caiden Gant, Arran Fraser Glen, Ché Grant, George Norris
TALL BOY: Joshua Hogan, Caspar Meurisse, Logan Shearer

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Victoria Palace Theatre
Evenings: Monday to Saturday 7.30pm
Matinees: Thursday and Saturday 2.30pm

Running Time: 3 hours
Age Restrictions: Contains frequent strong language, children under 7 will not be admitted. Not recommended for children under 12. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
Important Info: Contains some bad language and violence.


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