Anna-Jane Casey and More Will Join West End's Billy Elliot
12 Apr 2013
Anna-Jane Casey will join the West End cast of the original production of Billy Elliot the Musical, still running at the Victoria Palace, beginning performances May 13. Last seen in the West End in Monty Python's Spamalot as the Lady of the Lake, Casey will play Billy's dance teacher Mrs. Wilkinson.
Also joining the cast are Kevin Wathen as Billy’s brother, Tony, Howard Crossley as George and Alexander Loxton as Older Billy. They join current cast members Deka Walmsley, who plays Billy’s Dad; Kay Milbourne as Dead Mum; Simon Ray Harvey as Mr. Braithwaite; and Ann Emery, who created the role of Grandma on stage when the show premiered in 2005.
New ensemble members Claudia Bradley, Lee Hoy, Dean Maynard, Alan Mehdizadeh, Ryan O’Gorman, Charlotte Riby and Edmund Shaw will join current ensemble Craig Armstrong, David Bardsley, Paul Basleigh, Spencer Cartwright, Lucinda Collins, Matthew Dale, Gillian Elisa, Helen French, Ruri James, David Muscat, Steve Paget, Spencer Stafford and Mike Scott.
Harris Beattie (14 years old from Aberdeen, Scotland), Tade Biesinger (13 years old from Utah, USA), Harrison Dowzell (12 years old from Nottinghamshire) and Redmand Rance (12 years old from Fareham, Hampshire) will continue to alternate the role of Billy. Zach Atkinson (11 years old from Manchester), Joe Massey (13 years old from South Wirrell) and Thomas Moore (11 years old from Armthorpe, Doncaster) also continue to alternate the role of Billy’s best friend Michael, and Dayna Dixon (10 years old from Newcastle upon Tyne), Macy Stasiak (11 years old from Darlington) and Millie Thornton (10 years old from Sunderland) play Debbie. According to press materials, the production welcomed its four millionth patron at the Victoria Palace Theatre.
To book tickets, contact the box office on 0844 248 5000 or visit www.billyelliotthemusical.com for more details.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.