International Smash Hit Musical Billy Elliot Heading to Birmingham Hippodrome

International Smash Hit Musical Billy Elliot Heading to Birmingham Hippodrome

The winner of 10 Tony and 5 Olivier Awards, Billy Elliot the Musical will be at Birmingham Hippodrome for the first time ever from Tue 7 Mar – Sat 29 Apr 2017.

Seen by almost 11 million people worldwide, Billy Elliot the Musical is set in a northern mining town against the background of the 1984/85 miners’ strike and follows Billy’s journey from boxing to ballet class where he discovers a passion for dance that inspires his family and whole community and changes his life forever.

Sharing the role of Billy are Adam Abbou, Matthew Lyons, Haydn May and local boy Lewis Smallman from West Bromwich.

Adam, Matthew, Haydn and Lewis will be joined by Henry Farmer (10 years old from Lancashire), Elliot Stiff (9 years old from Sunderland) and Samuel Torpey (9 years old from Manchester) who all alternate the role of Billy’s best friend Michael. Joining them will be Lilly Cadwallender (10 years old from Hartlepool), Evie Martin (10 years old from Middlesbrough) and Italia Ross (10 years old from Hartlepool) who all alternate the role of Debbie.

They join Annette McLaughlin as Mrs Wilkinson, Martin Walsh as ‘Dad’, Scott Garnham as ‘Tony’ and Andrea Miller as ‘Grandma’. Completing the cast are Henry Farmer, Elliot Stiff and Samuel Torpey who alternate the role of Michael, and Lilly Cadwallender, Evie Martin, and Italia Ross who alternate the role of Debbie.

The company also includes Phillip Aiden, Jonathan Alden, Leo Atkin, Tom Bainbridge, Deborah Bundy, Jack Butterworth, Luke Cinque-White, Donna Combe, Wayne Fitzsimmons, Nikki Gerrard, Abbie Louise Harris, Paul Hutton, Leon Kay, Charlie Martin, Kris Manuel, Barnaby Meredith, Daniel Page, Georgina Parkinson, Amy Rhiannon-Worth, Rachel Spurrell, Sebastian Sykes, Rafe Watts and Luke Zammit.

Billy Elliot the Musical is brought to life by the multiple award-winning creative team behind the hit film including writer Lee Hall (book and lyrics), director Stephen Daldry, choreographer Peter Darling, and musical superstar Elton John who composed the show’s score.

Billy Elliot the Musical is at Birmingham Hippodrome from Tuesday 7 March – Saturday 29 April 2017. Performance times: Mon-Sat eves 7.30pm, Sat Mats 2.30pm, Thurs Mats 2pm. Tickets are priced from £25.  Purchase online at 

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