Local Boy Brings West End Smash Hit Musical To Birmingham

Excitement levels were raised today as multi-award winning musical, Billy Elliot, arrived in the West Midlands ahead of a seven week run at Birmingham Hippodrome.

Following the release of the film almost 17 years ago, the story tells the tale of a Northern family, whose son dreams of following a career in ballet much against his fathers better judgement. The show has been seen by almost 11 million people around the world and scooped 10 Tony and 5 Olivier awards.

Local boy, Lewis Smallman from West Bromwich, is one of four boys taking the role of Billy in the production. After training at Arabesque Dance Academy and Renaissance Arts, he appeared in the English Youth Ballet’s “Swan Lake” and as ‘Kurt’ in “The Sound of Music” at Sutton Town Hall. 

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

The tour stops in Birmingham until April 29th and tickets are available to purchase online at birminghamhippodrome.com or by phone on 0844 338 5000.


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