Billy Elliot The Musical Is Returning In 2019!
By Isabella Lovric
Get out your tap shoes, Billy Elliot the Musical will be returning to Australia in 2019 for its 10th Anniversary Tour.
Billy Elliot was hugely successful with Sydney and Melbourne audiences when it first premiered in 2007, however, the physical design was so complex at the time, that touring beyond those two cities was not possible.
The producers are delighted to announce that due to clever adjustments the stage production can now tour to other capital cities.
Billy Elliot will open at Sydney Lyric Theatre in October 2019 followed by planned seasons in Melbourne at the Regent Theatre from February 2020, Crown Theatre Perth from June 2020, QPAC’s Lyric Theatre in Brisbane from July 2020 and the Festival Theatre at Adelaide Festival Centre from September 2020.
Billy Elliot the Musical’s composer Elton John had a close affinity with the original Australian production, attending the premiere in Sydney in 2007 and visiting again during his concert tour of Australia in 2008.
“Billy Elliot for me is one of the most rewarding and creative works of my career," Elton John said.
“I have very fond memories of the Sydney production in 2007 as it was the first city outside of the UK we mounted the show and found many incredibly talented children who would go on to carry the show through its successful Australian run.
It is truly the most heart-warming show and I am so grateful that new generations of Australians will continue to experience its joy and inspiration."
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