Eleven year old Matteo Zecca will give his first performance, alongside fellow incoming new cast members Ruthie Henshall as Billy’s dance teacher Mrs Wilkinson, Chris Grahamson who plays Billy’s brother Tony and Barnaby Meredith who returns to the production to play Older Billy.
They are also newly joined by ten year old Kyria Cooper as Debbie. Later this month, 11-year-old Tomi Fry will join the cast to alternate the role of Billy’s best friend Michael.
In a press statement, Zecca has commented, "I am eleven years old and live in Marlow, Buckinghamshire. I went to see Billy Elliot the Musical three years ago and I absolutely loved it. From that moment I wanted to be Billy even though I had never danced before! I started ballet at the age of nine and have loved it ever since. After my auditions when I found out I had got the part I was so happy and excited. Before Billy Elliot I was a Junior and Mid Associate at The Royal Ballet School and during my time there I performed as a hedgehog in their production of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland at The Royal Opera House in 2013."
Zecca joins Elliott Hanna (11 years old from Liverpool), Bradley Perret (12 years old from Juan les Pins, France) and Mitchell Tobin (13 years old from Florida, USA) who alternate the role of Billy.