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“Not as good as the movie”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Billy Elliot the Musical - CLOSED

Billy Elliot the Musical
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Owner description: Billy Elliot The Musical is the new show that has captured Broadway's heart and received the best reviews for any musical in years. Called "extraordinarily uplifting" by Time Out New York and "intoxicating" by The New York Times, Billy Elliot is a joyous, exciting and feel-good celebration of one boy following his heart and making his dreams come true. Based on the critically acclaimed feature film, Billy Elliot is brought to life by the movie's original creative team and music legend Elton John.
Monterrey, Mexico
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121 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Not as good as the movie”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

The kids are so talented, the music is very good, but I just think the movie is better because is more drama involved.

Visited May 2013
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Billy Elliot - disgusting!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2013

At Victoria Palace Theatre Friday 19th July. Went with friends from Glasgow, and while there was some good drama, and scenarios relevant to the events of that period, we were all shocked at the profanities, not so much from the adult cast, but from young folk & children in the cast using bad and inappropriate language . How parents can let their kids participate in a musical like this is beyond me.
As Christians we were particularly upset at the casual use of "Jesus" as a swear word. We know that this goes on all the time, but we did not expect to be gratuitously confronted with it after paying good money for tickets.
We left halfway through the show, disappointed and disgusted.
MB

Visited July 2013
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California
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197 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Loved the play!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2013

My husband and I had seen Billy Elliott in London another time but wanted to take our granddaughters (14 and 16). I loved it as much the second time, and they did too. The dancing is absolutely outstanding and of interest is the time in British history that is represented. I would actually go again.

Visited July 2013
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New City, NY
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19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Loved it!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2013 via mobile

Saw the show last year. Loved the dancing , story etc and it kept my attention the whole show. Definitely recommend it.... Very enjoyable

Visited August 2012
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Swansea, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Fantastic, would see again!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2013

Loved going down to Broadway, theres loads of lights and different signs for different shows! Wasn't totally sure what to expect as I had seen the film and not really enjoyed it, but it totally changed my mind. Amazing dancing and from such young people aswell, the standard was unbelievable! Lovely music and acting! Lovely theatre we saw it in aswell, not sure what it was called but it was not very large.

Visited May 2012
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