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Billy Elliot The Musical

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Address: Victoria Street | Victoria Palace Theatre, London SW1E 5EA, England
Phone Number: +44 844 248 5000
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Now celebrating ten extraordinary years, Billy Elliot the Musical has won...

Now celebrating ten extraordinary years, Billy Elliot the Musical has won the hearts of millions since it opened in London's West End, becoming one of the most beloved, award-winning shows on stage today. Set in a northern mining town, against the background of the 1984/'85 miners' strike, Billy Elliot is the inspirational story of a young boy's struggle against the odds to make his dreams come true. The story follows Billy's journey as he stumbles out of the boxing ring and into a ballet class where he discovers a passion for dance that inspires his family and whole community and changes his life forever. Featuring a timeless score by Elton John, sensational dance and a powerful story that has captivated audiences around the world, Billy Elliot the Musical is a funny, uplifting and spectacular theatrical experience that will stay with you forever. Now seen by over 10 million people worldwide, there's never been a better time to see Billy Elliot the Musical.

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I went to see this with my mum fully enjoyed it and was really funny definitely worth a watch I would definitely recommend this Its a great family day out

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Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I went to see this with my mum fully enjoyed it and was really funny definitely worth a watch I would definitely recommend this Its a great family day out

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you have seen the hit movies that this show is based on, you'll know to expect bad language throughout. It does not bother me, as this is a musical with an edge and it is rooted in reality. The performances are astounding and the set pieces are beautifully done, mirroring the movie at some points and adding something new... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I can hardly believe how spectacular this show is! Having seen the film I thought I knew what to expect and the story line is broadly the same, however ... I have NEVER seen a more talented child. His dancing, singing, and acting were magical, and indeed the same can be said for the whole cast, children, dancers and actors.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

We went to see Billy Elliott at Bristol Hippodrome and were blown away by how good it was. Top acting from all the performers not least Billy and Michael. Wonderfully blended show with seamless transitions between scenes. Lots of humour too. Only thing we were surprised by was quite a lot of swearing but given the plot and setting is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

Went to Edinburgh Playhouse last and after 20 minutes the young lad playing Billy took unwell, hope he's fine now. After 10 minutes or so the young stand-in took over and he was superb. The young cast were superb and supported by enthusiastic elders in this brilliant musical. A few expletives in the show but given the passion and setting... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

Thought the show was fantastic, we both did. The cast where amazing and the children where all very talented. Definitely recommend to others. Parents of younger children should note their is quite a bit of swearing in the show so may not be for everyone certainly didn't offend us it helped make the show as it was all in humour.

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Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

Quite simply the worst musical I have ever been to. Singing was weak and awful. Tap dancing was bizarre. At the interval we both said how silly we felt the performance was. We stayed, sadly, to the bitter end in the hope that we would at least get some reference to the film by seeing a grown up Billy accomplishing... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

Absolutely brilliant ...loved every minute of the performance at the Edinburgh Playhouse. However, having checked with the box office that the show was suitable for an 8 year old (and being told that there were a "couple" of incidences") I was surprised at the volume of expletives. Great show, but maybe take your teenager rather than small children.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

I went to see Billy Elliot last night in Edinburgh with my mum as a treat for her birthday. The show captured our imagination from start to finish. If we weren't crying through Billy's touching scene with his Mother we were crying with laughter. I have been to see lots of shows including one on broadway and I have to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

This show is beyond amazing! It has me in tears every time I watch it! The characters are spot on and really capture your emotions in all the right places! Definitely recommend to anyone, suitable for all the family!⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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