"Billy Elliot the Musical Live" Sets November DVD Release Date

News   "Billy Elliot the Musical Live" Sets November DVD Release Date The Sept. 28 London performance of Billy Elliot the Musical, which featured a record-breaking 25 former and current Billy Elliots come together on stage in a specially choreographed mash-up finale, will be released on Blu-ray and DVD.

Ruthie Henshall
Ruthie Henshall Photo by Alastair Muir

"Billy Elliot the Musical Live" will be available beginning Nov. 24 in the U.K.

The filmed finale also featured all three original Billy Elliots: James Lomas, George Maguire and Liam Mower.

Elliott Hanna, 11 years old from Liverpool, led the cast, joined by Liam Mower, 22 from Hull, who made his return to the show in the role of Older Billy. The performance was introduced by director Stephen Daldry with a special message from composer Elton John.

Taking part in the mash-up finale were Liam Mower (22, from Hull), James Lomas, (24, from Sheffield), George Maguire (23, from Stanford-Le-Hope), Leon Cooke (23, from Newcastle under Lyme), Matthew Koon (20, from Salford, Lancashire), Dean McCarthy (22, from Dublin), Layton Williams (20, from Manchester), Joshua Fedrick (20, from Saltash, Cornwall), Fox Jackson-Keen (19, from Hornsey, London), Tom Holland (18, from Kingston-upon-Thames), Ollie Gardner (17, from Bath), Rhys Yeomans (16, from Oldham), Aaron Watson (16, from Kings Lynn, Norfolk), Scott McKenzie (17, from Dumbarton, Scotland), Josh Baker (16, from Rochester), Ryan Collinson (16, from Southport), Kaine Ward (15, from Hertfordshire), Harris Beattie (15, from Aberdeen), Harrison Dowzell (14, from Nottinghamshire), Redmand Rance (14, from Fareham) and Ali Rasul (13, from Hartlepool) will be joined by currently Billy Elliots – Elliott Hanna (11, from Liverpool), Bradley Perret (12, from Juan-les-Pins, France), Matteo Zecca (12, from Buckinghamshire) and Ollie Jochim (12, from Essex).

"Set in a northern mining town, against the background of the 1984/’85 miners’ strike," Billy Elliot, press notes state, "is the inspirational story of a young boy’s struggle against the odds to make his dream come true. Billy’s journey takes him out of the boxing ring and into a ballet class where he discovers a passion for dance that inspires his family and whole community and changes his life forever." The adult cast was led by Ruthie Henshall as Billy’s dance teacher Mrs. Wilkinson, Deka Walmsley as Billy’s dad, Chris Grahamson as Tony and Ann Emery as Grandma, joined by Claudia Bradley, Howard Crossley, Barnaby Meredith and David Muscat. The ensemble comprised Craig Armstrong, David Bardsley, Paul Basleigh, Spencer Cartwright, Lucinda Collins, Gillian Elisa, Lee Hoy, Ruri James, Chris Jenkins, Charlie Martin, Alan Mehdizadeh, Steve Paget, Ben Redfern, Charlotte Riby, Mark John Richardson, Mike Scott, Phil Snowden, Wendy Somerville, Spencer Stafford and David Stoller.

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