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Ten Years of Billy Elliot The Musical in Photographs

On 12 May 2015 Billy Elliot the Musical will be celebrating ten years in the West End. The musical received its world premiere at the Victoria Palace Theatre in March 2005 with opening night on 12 May 2005 and has now been seen by over 10 million people worldwide, including 5 million at its London home.

Billy Elliot Cast 2005
2005 – Original Billy Elliots James Lomas, George Maguire and Liam Mower at the opening night curtain call in May 2005 Photo by David Scheinmann
Billy Elliot Charity Gala
2006 – Simon Cowell, Sharon Osborne, Elton John and Louis Walsh join the curtain call with Liam Mower for a special charity performance of Billy Elliot the Musical at the Victoria Palace Theatre in May 2006 Photo by Craig Sugden
Billy Elliots and Elton John 2007
2007 – The London Billys meet the Australian Billys at the Victoria Palace Theatre with Elton John who wrote the music for Billy Elliot the Musical Photo by David Scheinmann
Billy Elliot - 3rd Birthday - 12th May 2008
2008 – Stephen Daldry celebrates Billy Elliot the Musical’s third Birthday in the West End with the London and Broadway Billy Elliots. Photo by: Dan Wooller
Billy Elliot
2009 – Oliver Gardner joins cast to play Billy Elliot on 4th Birthday performance on 12 May 2009 Photo by Alastair Muir
Billy Elliot Birthday 2010
2010 – Billy Elliot the Musical celebrates the 5th Birthday with 19 past and present Billy Elliots in a special finale Photo by Richard Davenport
Billy Elliot 2011
2011 – Nearly 300 young people from around the UK perform at the Billy Youth Theatre West End Gala at the Victoria Palace Theatre Photo by Ellie Kurtz
Billy Elliot - 30th May 2012
2012 – Stephen Daldry, Elton John, Lee Hall and the cast of Billy Elliot the Musical celebrate 7 years in the West End Photo by Dan Wooller
2013 - Gillian Bevan and Deka Walmsley with the 2013 Olivier Audience Award
2013 – Billy Elliot the Musical wins the Olivier Audience Award, voted for by the public, with Deka Walsmley (Dad) and Gillian Bevan (Mrs Wilkinson) collecting the accolade Photo by Pamela Raith
Billy Elliot Cast 2014
2014 – Billy Elliot the Musical Live is broadcast to cinemas from the Victoria Palace Theatre with a special mash-up curtain call reuniting 25 former and current Billy Elliots Photo by Craig Sugden
Billy Elliot The Musical 2015
2015 – Past and present Billy Elliots prepare for a special performance on ITV’s Sunday Night at the Palladium

Billy Elliot The Musical
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