PHOTO EXCLUSIVE: A Two-Show Day at the West End's Billy Elliot With Killian Donnelly
By Matthew Blank
Spend a day with Irish-born West End favorite Killian Donnelly, currently appearing as older brother Tony in Billy Elliot.
Armed with digital camera, he documented a recent day full of cold medicine, candy, makeup and one big surprise.
Donnelly has appeared in such shows as Les Miserables, The Phantom of the Opera, The Full Monty and Michael Collins: A Musical Drama.*
Tade Biesinger (13 years old from Bountiful, UT), Harris Beattie (14 years old from Aberdeen, Scotland), Harrison Dowzell (12 years old from Nottinghamshire), Redmand Rance (12 years old from Fareham, Hampshire) and Kaine Ward (14 years old from Hertfordshire) alternate in the role of Billy.
Also in the cast, alternating as his best friend Michael, are Jack Bromage-Eccles (10 years old from Nuneaton), Joe Massey (13 years old from South Wirrell) and Thomas Moore (11 years old from Armthorpe, Doncaster), with Dayna Dixon (10 years old from Newcastle upon Tyne), Macy Stasiak (10 years old from Darlington) and Millie Thornton (10 years old from Sunderland) alternating as Debbie.
They perform alongside adult principals Gillian Bevan (Mrs. Wilkinson), Deka Walmsley (Dad), Killian Donnelly (Tony), Ann Emery (Grandma), Sean Kearns (George), Kay Milbourne (Dead Mum), Simon Ray Harvey (Mr. Braithwaite), Barnaby Meredith (Older Billy) and ensemble members Craig Armstrong, David Bardsley, Paul Basleigh, Dawn Buckland, James Butcher, Spencer Cartwright, Lucinda Collins, Matthew Dale, Gillian Elisa, Helen French, Sergio Giacomelli, Nic Greenshields, Ruri James, Ian Gareth Jones, Connor McAllister, David Muscat, Steve Paget, Steph Parry, Spencer Stafford and Mike Scott.
To book tickets, which are currently on sale through Dec. 31, contact the box office on 0844 248 5000, or visit www.billyelliotthemusical.com for more details.
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