Billy Elliot The Musical opens on the Gold Coast

GC-Billy-Elliot-The-MusicalSeen by over 4 million people globally, the Tony Award winning Billy Elliot The Musical is now playing for the first time in Queensland at The Star Gold Coast until 13 August 2023.

Based on the international smash-hit film and featuring a score by the legendary Elton John, book and lyrics by Lee Hall, Billy Elliot The Musical is an astonishing theatrical experience that will stay with you forever.

Named Time Magazine’s “Best Musical of the Decade!” Billy Elliot The Musical is the spectacular show with heart, humour and passion.

Set in a northern English mining town, against the background of the 1984 miners’ strike, Billy Elliot is the inspirational story of a young boy’s struggle against the odds to make his dream come true.

Follow 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 community and changes his life forever.

Billy Elliot is a universal story that will resonate with everyone’s inner child,” said Producer Matt Ward. “We all battle inner dialogue, self doubt and external pressures to live our best lives and achieve our wildest dreams.”

“Pursuing my passion to produce has not always been easy. Reflecting on recent years, there have been many moments I could have thrown in the towel. But nurturing talent, creating art and once in a lifetime memories for my audience will always motivate me to accelerate our musical repertoire.”

Directed by Tim Hill, Billy Elliot The Musical’s creative team includes musical direction by Nicholas Griffin, choreography by Keith Hawley, set design by Madeleine Barlow, costume design by Jess Hansen and lighting design by Wesley Bluff. Tess Hill is assistant director and Justin Anderson is the resident choreographer / dance captain.

Twelve year old triple threats Diesel Batson, Harrison Smith and Ethan Dahl have all landed the role of young Billy Elliott. They are joined by a stellar cast including Debora Krizak (Mrs Wilkinson), James Shaw (Billy’s Dad), Daniel R Nixon (Tony), Ben Trigger ( Mr Braithwaite), Kate Peters (Grandma), Elliot Baker (George).

They are joined by Stephen Hirst, Michael Hughes, Giovanni Young (Tony Cover), Justin Anderson, Leah Lim, Jordan Twigg, Gabriel Tiller, Jayden Grogan (Older Billy), Brandon Dowery, Chloe Rose Taylor (Dead Mum) and Caity Plummer.

The incredible youth cast includes Cohen Nash, Lachlan King, Hayden Doidge as Michael, Rose Statham as Debbie, Edward Hill, Layla Little, Ava Bowen, Amy Robinson, Indie Caveglia, Kalani Peters, Caitlynn Verster, Aasmi Karve, Millie Murtagh, Kayu Takizawa, Phoebe Hardie, Lily Whiteley, Harper Ryan, Ava Howley, Keira Deleon Jones, Zofia McGuinness, Holly Kenyon, Maddie Mills and Kierra Sellars.

Billy Elliot The Musical
The Star Gold Coast, Broadbeach Island, Broadbeach
Season continues to 13 August 2023

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Image: Billy Elliot The Musical – photo courtesy of Matt Ward Productions