Billy Elliot: Musical Info & Synopsis


Billy Elliot follows the life of young Billy Elliot, a boy who discovers a love for ballet dancing in a community where boxing is the norm. Amidst the challenges of 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 defies societal norms and works tirelessly to audition for the prestigious Royal Ballet School in London. The musical explores themes of self-discovery, acceptance, and the power of pursuing one’s 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, Child Roles, Christmas, Pop/RockPopularTapTony Award

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