27 Actors Past and Present to Play Billy Elliot in London Finale; Performance Will Be Broadcast Worldwide

News   27 Actors Past and Present to Play Billy Elliot in London Finale; Performance Will Be Broadcast Worldwide
Twenty-seven former and current Billy Elliots will perform a specially choreographed mash-up finale of Billy Elliot the Musical when a performance is broadcast live from the West End's Victoria Palace Theatre Sept. 28 to cinemas across the U.K. and around the world.

Ruthie Henshall
Ruthie Henshall Photo by Alastair Muir

All three of the original London Billy Elliots – James Lomas (now 24), George Maguire (23) and Liam Mower (22), who jointly won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical – will take part in the finale. As previously announced, Mower will also play the role of Older Billy at this performance.

They will be joined by Leon Cooke (23, from Newcastle under Lyme), Matthew Koon (20, from Salford, Lancashire), Dean McCarthy (22, from Dublin), Layton Williams (20, from Manchester), Oliver Taylor (20, from Devon), Joshua Fedrick (20, from Saltash, Cornwall), Fox Jackson-Keen (19, from Hornsey, London), Tom Holland (18, from Kingston-upon-Thames), Brad Wilson (18, from Doncaster), 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) as well as current 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).

In a press statement, director Stephen Daldry commented, "We are thrilled to welcome so many of our former Billys back to the Victoria Palace Theatre for this very special performance. We’ve been delighted to see them flourish as performers since their time in the show and it will be wonderful to bring them together again for this unique event."

The cast is 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. Ensemble members are 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.

Tickets for the actual performance can be bought from the box office on 0844 248 5000, or through the website, www.billyelliotthemusical.com. For tickets for the cinema screenings, visit www.BillyElliotLive.co.uk.

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