Billy Elliot is the original story that captured the hearts and minds of the world when the film was nominated for 3 Oscars and 13 Baftas. This brilliant staging is an adaptation of one of the most adored British films of the last decade. Billy Elliot Theatre Breaks are one of the most popular breaks we sell.
It is now touring the country. So here are the dates and places that we have ticket and hotel packages to see this well loved show.
Billy Elliot in Manchester – November 2016 to January 2017
We have a range of ticket and hotel packages for Billy Elliot theatre breaks round the UK
About Billy Elliot
Billy is born in a northern town where men box and work in the mines. They do not dance and they certainly do not harbour ambitions of attending the Royal Ballet School. But Billy is different and a chance meeting at the gym persuades him to join the lasses doing ballet rather than his mates doing boxing.
The show reunites the team behind the award-wining 2000 film. It is directed by Stephen Daldry, writen by Lee Hall and choreographed by Peter Darling. Sir Elton John wrote the music to turn the highly acclaimed film into an all-singing, all-dancing stage spectacular.
Latest News : It’s been announced that after over 4000 performances Billy Elliot will close at the Victoria Palace theatre on 9th April 2016 in order for the venue to have a top to toe spruce up.
Please note that Billy Elliot – The Musical contains language which some people might find offensive. It is, therefore, unsuitable for younger children.
Genre: Musical – Show Songs on MySpace Theatre:Victoria Palace Theatre, Victoria St, London, SW1 Opened:31st March 2005 Closed :9th April 2016 Performance Times: N/A Nearest Tube:Victoria on the Victoria Line
Hotels for Billy Elliot Theatre Breaks
Billy Elliot is showing at the Victoria Palace Theatre in the Victoria area of London, just behind Buckingham Palace. It is away from the main theatreland area surrounding Soho and Covent Garden. Consequently there is a great range of hotels – especially 4 star hotels – with some great prices for Billy Elliot Theatre Breaks.
The best of the bunch is the wonderful Rubens Hotel. Owned by the Red Carnation Group. It is a four star hotel which acts like a five star hotel rather than a four star hotel that pretends to be a five star hotel. The service is excellent and every guest should feel completely relaxed here.
If you are watching the pennies you can also get good deals at the Thistle Westminster which is nearby.
The Victoria Park Plaza is just across the road too and is a very modern 4 star hotel which is well worth considering.
If you don’t mind a short tube journey look at the hotels in Kensington and Knightsbridge too: a little further out, they can offer considerable savings on theatreland hotels.
The last time I saw the show was in September 2006 and, perhaps because I was pre-occupied with my youngest son being ill that night, it didn’t have the same impact on me as it did when I watched last week.
In fact, I felt like I was watching the show for the first time because I really couldn’t remember anything about the previous performance. Now it may well be that the show has evolved over the years as shows generally do in order to keep them fresh for audiences & actors alike, but I swear that most of what I saw yesterday didn’t happen the first time around!
So, this time I took the boys with me and was pleased to see that even on a weekday Matinee both the Stalls and Dress Circle were full of enthusiastic people, mainly families, from all over the world.
The show’s opening and closing songs are both centred on a group of miners in the North East during the strikes of 1984 and through-out the story of young Billy Elliot aspiring to dance with the greats at the Royal Ballet School the focus rarely falls away from the miners struggle.
However, this is by no means a hard-hitting political drama with very few laughs. Far from it, the comedy is in abundance – mainly from the children’s characters – but there are also laugh-out-loud moments with Billy’s Gran, Dad and brother all featuring.
What stands out, of course, is the incredible dancing ability of the young actors who play the role of Billy. We saw 13 year old Harris Beattie who had such defined calf muscles that even Rudolf Nureyev would have been envious! There is a magical scene where young Billy meets his older self and they dance a beautiful duet to the music from Swan Lake.
Another highlight for me was the tap dancing sequence performance by Billy and his friend Michael – oh boy, do I love a tap dance number (in my opinion EVERY musical should have one!).
So, to sum up … a great musical - funny, poignant, jaw-dropping choreography, a must-see for 2013!