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april 2016

THE FINAL CURTAIN FALLS ON BILLY ELLIOT

 

On April 9, after eleven sensational years, BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL took its final bow at the Victoria Palace Theatre. The role of Billy, for this incredibly special performance, was played by all four of the boys that alternate the part. The roles of Michael and Debby were also shared by the three alternating cast members. For the final curtain call a total of 32 Billys, past and present, took to the stage along with the entire original creative team: Sir Elton John (Music), Lee Hall (Book & Lyrics) and Stephen Daldry (Director).

 

In addition, Lee Hall and members of the touring cast were thrilled to present a check to Malcolm Fallow, CEO of the East Durham Trust, in support of their work with disadvantaged mining communities. This comprised the proceeds of all tickets sold for the final performance of BILLY ELLIOT in London together with generous donations made by London patrons in the final week.

 

BILLY ELLIOT has been and will continue to be a key part of the fabric of AKA. We are very proud to have been a part of its success.