Billy Elliot: Musical Info & Synopsis


Billy Elliot follows a young boy who discovers a love for ballet in a community where boxing is the norm. Amidst his family’s coal-mining background and the miners’ strike, Billy secretly pursues his dream of becoming a professional dancer. With the support of his dance teacher, Mrs. Wilkinson, and his best friend Michael, Billy works to audition for the Royal Ballet School in London. Billy Elliot explores themes of self-discovery, acceptance, and the power of dreams.

Musical Information

Musical Type: Contemporary (2005)

Cast Size: 20+

Genre: Dramedy

Setting: 1980s / England (Durham, London)

Creative Team

Music: Elton John

Lyrics/Book: Lee Hall

Cast Albums

Original London Cast (2006)➝


Audition Songs: Theatre Trip

Licensing: Music Theatre International➝

Sheet Music: Amazon➝


2000s, Based on a Movie, British, Child Roles, Christmas, Pop/RockPopularTap DanceTony Award

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