Newcastle is set to dress up in ballet shoes and tutus from October next year, with the West End and
Broadway phenomenon, BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL, making its way to town for the very first time.
From the producers of 2022’s musical theatre event of the year, Jersey Boys, comes the blockbuster event hailed by critics as: “THE BEST SHOW YOU WILL EVER SEE! ” – New York Post.
Seen by almost 12 million people, on five different continents, since its premier in 2005, BILLY ELLIOT
remains one of the most popular musicals in the world.
Producer plus Artistic Director of The Very Popular Theatre Company, Daniel Stoddart:
Given its global following, we are ecstatic to finally give audiences within Newcastle and the Hunter region the opportunity to relish in this funny, touching, inspiring and uplifting night at the theater.
Featuring iconic music by the legendary Elton John, BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL is a coming of age story from the motherless boy who begins taking ballet lessons, only to discover an entirely new world awaiting him.
Set in a northern English city during the particular miners’ strike of 1984/5, the show follows Billy’s journey from
boxing ring in order to ballet class, where he uncovers a passion for dance which unites his family, inspires his
community and changes his life forever. Brought to existence by the award-winning creative team behind the hut film, BILLY ELLIOT THE PARTICULAR MUSICAL is an extraordinary theatrical experience which has captivated
audiences around the world.
After charming packed houses in Broadway as well as the West End, Newcastle is going to fall in love with Billy too!
This year, we broke box office records simply by selling more than 11, 000 tickets to Jersey Boys – making it the most tickets ever sold in order to an event at the particular Civic Theater!
We expect Billy to, likewise, attract thousands of individuals into the city.
This is a significant boost for local tourism and shines a spotlight on our town as a major centre with regard to world class musical theatre plus entertainment.
Auditions will be held in February next 12 months for Australian performers in order to join the cast.
We are thrilled to begin the search for our cast! The show is irresistible and shamelessly enjoyable and we are confident Billy Elliot may attract some very exciting new talent. We will be casting our net far and wide to find Newcastle’s Billy.
BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL will play for a strictly limited three-week season in the Civic Theatre through 7 Oct 2023.
Early bird tickets will go on sale soon and, if the ticket sales are anything like Shirt Boys, getting in
straight away to secure your seats to this spectacular event is strongly advised.
Venue: Social Theatre
Date: 07 Oct 2023