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Sir Michael Parkinson: Our Kind of Music – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Donna Kelly Few talk show hosts can boast the popularity or respect of Sir Michael Parkinson. Since 1963, Parkinson (or “Parky” as he is better known) has become a firm fixture on British TV screens, most notably for his television talk show, Parkinson which ran from 1971 to 1982 and from 1998 to 2007. Following the success of his last UK ...

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Billy Elliot the Musical – Liverpool Empire

Adam Abbou as Billy Elliot and ensemble

Writer: Lee Hall Music: Elton John Director: Stephen Daldry Reviewer: Emma Boswell  Multi-award winning extravaganza Billy Elliot the Musical comes to Liverpool this month with a two-week run at the Liverpool Empire. The shows tells the tale of young Billy, who wants to swap his boxing gloves for ballet slippers, against a backdrop of the 1980s miners’ strikes.  The show ...

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Billy Elliot – Birmingham Hippodrome

Book and Lyrics: Lee Hall Music: Elton John Director: Stephen Daldry Reviewer:  James Garrington Billy Elliot has been a long time coming to Birmingham – but now it’s on its first tour after a lengthy run in the West End, and it’s certainly been worth the wait. This is a show that ticks all the boxes. As the 1984/5 miners’ ...

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Billy Elliot – The Musical – The Palace, Manchester

Book and Lyrics: Lee Hall Music: Elton John Director: Stephen Daldry Reviewer: Dave Cunningham  The movie, Billy Elliot, was so close to perfect as to raise doubts as to whether adding songs could enhance the audience experience or result in a show that is bloated and unwieldy. Besides, musicals, by their nature, tend to be feel-good and so Billy Elliot, ...

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Billy Elliot – The Bristol Hippodrome

Adam Abbou as Billy Elliot and ensemble

Writer and Lyricist: Lee Hall Composer: Elton John Director: Stephen Daldry Choreographer: Peter Darling Reviewer: Chris Oldham Having played for just over 10 years in the West End, everything about the touring production of Billy Elliot The Musical feels like you could still be sitting there watching it unfold in London’s Victoria Palace Theatre. Set in County Durham against the ...

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Billy Elliot – Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

Adam Abbou as Billy Elliot and ensemble

Writer and Lyricist: Lee Hall Composer: Elton John Director: Stephen Daldry Choreographer: Peter Darling Reviewer:MeganPearce There are four young actors who work in rotation to play the eponymous Billy Elliot in the current tour and there’s little wonder – the character is rarely off the stage and, on this particular night, 12-year-old Lewis Smallmangives every scene an extraordinary amount of ...

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Billy Elliot The Musical – Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Adam Abbou as Billy Elliot and ensemble

Director: Stephen Daldry Music: Elton John Book and Lyrics: Lee Hall Reviewer: Joseph Leigh   The audience’s expectations as they enter the Theatre Royal Plymouth to see Billy Elliot The Musical could not be higher. Based on the multi-award winning film Billy Elliot and arriving with its own host of international accolades, this production’s billing talks a talk that sets ...

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NEWS: Billy Elliot the Musical announces UK Tour Dates

Producers have today [25th September] announced the full tour list for the first ever UK tour ofBilly Elliot the Musical. Opening at theTheatre Royal Plymouthon Wednesday 24 Februarythe show will then visitSunderland Empire, Bradford Alhambra,Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff,Dublin Bord Gáis Energy Theatre,Edinburgh Playhouse,Bristol Hippodrome,Manchester Palace Theatre, Southampton Mayflowerand Birmingham Hippodrome. For producer Eric Fellner the opportunity to tour the country ...

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