Coach Breaks to Billy Elliot

Billy Elliot

After 11 years and 4,600 performances in the West End, the musical adaptation of Billy Elliot is set to pirouette into theatres across the UK.

Since taking the leap from screen to stage, Billy Elliott – The Musical has been a phenomenal worldwide hit, watched by over 11 million people across five continents and winning over 80 awards, including 10 Tony Awards and eight Olivier Awards.

Based on the blockbuster hit film, starring Jamie Bell and Julie Walters, the musical tells the story of a boy's dream and struggle to become a ballet dancer whilst growing up in a Northern mining community.

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The Billy Elliot story

Given the success of the film version of Billy Elliot, which was nominated for three Oscars and 13 Baftas, it’s perhaps not surprising that the stage musical has enjoyed equal success.

This uplifting story follows the journey of a young 11 year-old Billy, who turns his back on boxing lessons after accidently stumbling on his passion for ballet dancing.

Set against the backdrop of northern mining town at the height of the miners’ strikes, Billy has to overcome more than just his dad’s disapproval to fulfil his dream.

He must also come to terms with the death of his mum, the desperation felt by his local community and the stigma attached to the fact that ‘boys don’t do ballet’.

But despite his personal struggles, Billy breaks the mould and shows steely determination to transform his family’s fortunes, inspire an entire community and change attitudes in the process.

With spectacular choreography, plus music by Sir Elton John, this rousing tale of triumph over adversity is full of grittiness but be warned it’s also an emotional rollercoaster that is guaranteed to get you laughing and crying in equal measures.

Toe-tappingly brilliant from start to finish, find out why critics have called it the musical of the decade by booking with Caledonian Travel.

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Please note - Billy Elliot The Musical contains strong language which some people might find offensive and is only recommended for children aged eight years and older.

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