Billy’s big cast cast

Dec 21 2015 | By More

Adult roles announced for Billy Elliot tour

Billy Elliot The Musical will return to Edinburgh in September 2016 with Annette McLaughlin playing the key role of Mrs Wilkinson, the ballet teacher.

This will be the professional Scottish debut of the show, which is adapted from the 2000 film Billy Elliot. It will be over five years after the show had its amateur debut in Edinburgh, in 2010, with Billy Youth Theatre.

Billy Elliot the Musical London cast. Photo: Alastair Muir

Billy Elliot the Musical London cast. Photo: Alastair Muir

The UK tour of Billy Elliot the Musical opens in Plymouth in February 2016. It arrives in Edinburgh on September 20 for a five week stay.

Like the film, the show is set in a northern mining town against the background of the 1984/’85 miners’ strike. It follows Billy’s journey from boxing to ballet class where he discovers a passion for dance that inspires his family and whole community and changes his life forever.

Joining McLaughlin in the bigger named roles are Martin Walsh who will play Dad, Scott Garnham who will play Tony and Andrea Miller who will play Grandma.

The other named cast is Jonathan Alden (Big Davey), Leo Atkin (George), Luke Cinque-White (Older Billy), Nikki Gerrard (Dead Mam), Abbie Louise Harris (Sharon Percy), Daniel Page (Mr Braithwaite) and Georgina Parkinson (Tina Harmer/Head Ballet Girl).

Billy Elliot the Musical London cast. Photo: Alastair Muir

Billy Elliot the Musical London cast. Photo: Alastair Muir

Swings are Deborah Bundy, Charlie Martin, Barnaby Meredith, Sebastian Sykes and Luke Zammit. While the ensemble are: Phillip Aiden, Tom Bainbridge, Jack Butterworth, Donna Combe, Wayne Fitzsimmons, Paul Hutton, Leon Kay, Kris Manuel, Amy Rhiannon-Worth, Rachel Spurrell and Rafe Watts.

Billy Elliot the Musical has been running at the Victoria Palace Theatre, London for ten years. Its run will come to an end on Saturday 9 April 2016 – after 11 years and 4,600 performances – ahead of the theatre’s refurbishment programme.

The young cast for the Billy Elliot the Musical tour will be announced in January.

Listings and Links

Read Martin Gray’s review here: ★★★★★ Tutu Good To Miss.

Billy Elliot the Musical
Edinburgh Playhouse, 18 – 22 Greenside Place, EH1 3AA.
Tuesday 20 September – Saturday 22 October 2016.
Daily, not Sun: 7.30pm. Matinees Thurs & Sat: 2.30pm.
Tickets and booking details:

Reviews of the Billy Youth Theatre shows:

Tour Website:
Twitter: @billyelliotuk
Facebook: BillyElliotTheMusical

Billy Elliot the Musical on tour:
24 Feb – 2 Apr 2016 Plymouth
Theatre Royal
01752 230440 Book online
6 – 30 Apr 2016 Sunderland
Sunderland Empire
0844 871 3022 Book online
10 May – 11 June 2016 Bradford
01274 432 000 Book online
14 Jun – 16 Jul 2016 Cardiff
Wales Millennium Centre
029 2063 6464 Book online
26 Jul – 3 Sept 2016 Dublin
Bord Gais Energy Theatre
0818 719 377 Book online
20 Sept – 22 Oct 2016 Edinburgh
0844 871 3014 Book online
25 Oct – 26 Nov 2016 Bristol
0844 871 3012 Book online
29 Nov 2016 – 28 Jan 2017 Manchester
Palace Theatre
0844 871 3019 Book online
07 Feb – 4 Mar 2017 Southampton
The Mayflower Theatre
02380 711811 Book online
07 Mar – 6 May 2017 Birmingham
0844 338 5000 Book online


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