The producers of the multi award-winning smash hit Billy Elliot the Musical are delighted to announce that the show will play at the Alhambra Theatre in Bradford from Tuesday 10 May to Saturday 11 June 2016 as part of the first ever UK and Ireland tour. This will be the only Yorkshire date for the tour.
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.
Acclaimed by audiences and critics alike, Billy Elliot the Musical has now been seen by over 10 million people across five continents and is the recipient of over 80 awards internationally, including ten Tony Awards and five Olivier Awards. In 2006, Liam Mower, James Lomas and George Maguire, the first three boys to play the title role, became the youngest performers ever to have won the Olivier Award for Best Actor with the show also picking up the Best Musical prize.
In total, worldwide, eighty two boys have now played the iconic role on stage. September 2014 saw a record breaking twenty-five former and current Billy Elliots come together on stage in a specially choreographed mash-up finale for Billy Elliot the Musical Live, a unique performance that was broadcast live around the world becoming the widest ever cinema release of a live event and hitting number one at the UK box office.
Billy Elliot the Musical is presented by Universal Stage Productions, Working Title Films and Old Vic Productions and is based on the Universal Pictures/Studio Canal film. The show is produced by Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Jon Finn and Sally Greene. Angela Morrison and David Furnish are executive producers.
The show will play at the Alhambra Theatre, Bradford from Tuesday 10 May to Saturday 11 June 2016. Tickets go on sale Thursday 13 August 2015. Tickets go on pre-sale to Bradford Theatre friends & Group Bookers on Monday 3 August.
To make a booking, call the Box Office on 01274 432000