News: Brand new production of Billy Elliot to premiere at Curve, Leicester

September 17, 2021
News: Brand new production of Billy Elliot to premiere at Curve, Leicester

Curve, Leicester is set to stage a brand new UK production of Billy Elliot the Musical from 7 July to 14 August in 2022.

Directed by Nikolai Foster, this new production of Billy Elliot will be choreographed by Lucy Hind (Girl From the North CountyThe Last Ship) with full casting to be announced soon.

Based on Stephen Daldry‘s BAFTA-winning 2000 film starring Jamie Bell and Julie Walters, the musical features music from Elton John and book and lyrics by Lee Hall. It first premiered at the Victoria Palace Theatre in London in 2005 and went on to win a host of international awards, including four Olivier Awards and ten Tony Awards.

Children’s casting will be managed by Jo Hawes CDG, the leading children’s casting director in the UK. Adult casting is led by Curve Associate Kay Magson CDG.

Set and costumes will be designed by Colin Richmond, with lighting by Curve Associate Ben Cracknell.

It’s the mid 80s. Thatcher is at her most powerful. Men mine and boys box. Until, in a small town in County Durham, a young boy falls in love with ballet.

Set amidst the increasingly bitter 1984/85 miner’s strike, Billy Elliot the Musical is a tale of determination, acceptance and daring to be different. In a close-knit community where family and tradition means everything, can Billy forge a new destiny and follow his passion?

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