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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 – Alhambra Theatre, Bradford

Writer &Lyrics: Lee Hall Music: Elton Jon Director: Stephen Daldry Choreographer: Peter Darling Reviewer: Dawn Smallwood Universal Stage Productions, Working Title Films and Old Vic Production are presenting Billy Elliot on its first UK Tour following a recent successful run in London. Bradford’s Alhambra theatre is the only Yorkshire venue on this tour. Lee Hall’s musical is based on the ...

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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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DVD REVIEW: Billy Elliot The Musical – Live

Book and Lyrics: Lee Hall Music: Elton John Director: Stephen Daldry Choreographer: Peter Darling Reviewer: Glen Pearce   Not since the 1950s has theatre and the cinema screen has such a strong link. Then it was big blockbuster movie adaptations of equally blockbuster musicals. Now, while the big film adaptation is also making a comeback, audiences are just as likely ...

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NEWS: Alex Jennings takes on Wonka in May

Alex Jennings will play Willy Wonka in the record-breaking West End production of Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the rôle currently played by Douglas Hodge. Jennings’s first performance will be on Monday 19 May 2014 Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory has quickly become one of the West End’s most popular and successful stage musicals. It has ...

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory musical opening June 2013

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory holds a special place in the hearts and onthe bookshelves of children and adults alike. The book was inspired by Dahl’schildhood days as a chocolate tester for Cadbury’s, heightened by the mysteryand espionage that surrounded the secret recipes. The 1971 motion pictureWilly Wonka &the Chocolate Factory, starring Gene Kelly, didn’t strike a chord atthe box ...

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