Billy Elliot at CLOC Musical Theatre

Kemp's Curtain Call. Picture: ON FILE

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Season: May 16 – June 8. Bookings: 9758 3964

CLOC Musical Theatre

Billy Elliot

First I must say that this is a musical not to be missed.

CLOC Musical Theatre has produced one of its most moving and funny shows that it ever has.

The story of Billy Elliot is set against the miners strike of 1964 in County Durham in the north of England.

Young Billy is taking boxing lessons when he discovers in the same hall there is a ballet class.

Watching the class, he realises this is his future.

And so the story commences.

Opening the production was film from news TV of the miners’ strike, a scene from Churchill and Maggie Thatcher

Billie, on May 11 was played by Lukas Elliot.

A very talented young man.

Not only did he box, do ballet excellently, tap and act.

A wonderful portrayal and he was on stage all evening never missing a line nor a number.

Some of the dance sequences were terrific especially when he danced with his older self-played by Dylan Hery.

A wonderful duo.

Other outstanding performances were given by Billy’s friend Michael, played by Angus Hutchison who is also talented in dance and tap and seeing both Billy and Michael doing a dance sequence together was a sheer delight.

Billy’s grandmother was portrayed by Barbara Hughes, another asset to CLOC doing a great job in the role.

His father was played by Chris Hughes who captured the role of father, miner, widower and striker with aplomb and expertise.

Billy’s older brother Tony was given a first class performance by Joshua Summer.

Billy’s dance teacher, who supported him all the way was Mrs Wilkinson, played by Melanie Bit.

A wonderful portrayal and in parts very moving.

Some of the scenes were outstanding particularly the dance sequences.

The scenes where the miners fought the .police, very well done, the sequence where the police and miners were mixed with the ballet dancers.

The ballet scenes were a delight and CLOC has rounded up a very talented dancers who not only did ballet but were excellent o tap.

Overall a wonderful night of theatre and I recommend everyone should go and see it.

The production finishes May 25 Book through CLOC webpage.


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