Billy Elliot - The Musical Reviews
Description:One of Britain's most successful films ever gets a stage makeover with music added by legendary tunester Sir Elton John.
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by - written on 11/09/08 (Very useful, 87 readings)
The musical 'Billy Elliot' came about from the year 2000 film of the same name. At the opening of the movie in Cannes was Elton John who loved the movie so much, that he decided that the story would be suitable for a musical and it is he that wrote the music for the film, with the screenplay by Lee Hall. If you have not seen the film, the story focusses on the personal struggle of a young boy 'Billy Elliot' who discovers he has a talent for ballet dancing, rather than boxing which he is taught after school. This is balanced with the story of family and community strife caused by the miners' strike during the Thatcher era. I managed to get some ... Read the complete review
by James - written on 06/08/08
A Fantastic Musical! Absoloutley Amazing! JUST GO!
by - written on 04/08/08 (Useful, 57 readings)
I absolutely love Billy Elliot and have done since I saw it at the cinema, owning both the video and DVD (sad I know). As soon as I knew that it was coming out as a musical I knew I had to see it. I within the first 6 months of it coming out and it is still one of the only London musicals I have actually paid full price for. The seats we had were quite high up but I don't think that this restricted our viewing at all and so I would actually say that due to the 'bedroom' scenes being high that this was actually an advantage. The songs in the musical are all different to the ones in the film. They are just aas catchy though - but hard to hear the ... Read the complete review