21 March 2024

Billy Elliot at the Queanbeyan Performing Arts Centre

| Arjun Sudhilal
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Poster for Billy Elliot

The Free Rain Theatre Company are excited to bring Billy Elliot to the Q across April and May. Image: Free Rain Theatre Company

Billy Elliot the Musical is a breath-taking production that tells the story of a young boy who finds his passion for dance in the midst of the 1984 miners’ strike in northern England. With music by Elton John and book and lyrics by Lee Hall, this musical is a must-see for anyone who loves theatre.

At the heart of the story is Billy Elliot, an eleven-year-old boy who lives with his family in a small town in County Durham. His father and brother are both miners, and they expect Billy to follow in their footsteps. But Billy is different. He doesn’t want to work in the mines. He wants to dance.

As the miners’ strike rages on, Billy secretly takes dance lessons from a tough-talking, chain-smoking ballet teacher named Mrs. Wilkinson. At first, Mrs. Wilkinson is skeptical of Billy’s abilities, but she soon realizes that he has a natural talent for dance. With her guidance, Billy begins to develop his skills, and he dreams of auditioning for the Royal Ballet School in London.

But Billy’s father and brother are unsupportive of his passion for dance. They see it as a threat to their way of life and their masculinity. As tensions mount between the strikers and the police, Billy struggles to reconcile his love for dance with his loyalty to his family and his community.

With stunning choreography, unforgettable music, and a heart warming story, Billy Elliot the Musical is a triumph of the stage. It is a celebration of individuality, creativity, and the power of art to transform lives. Whether you’re a fan of Elton John’s music, a lover of dance, or simply looking for a moving and inspiring theatre experience, Billy Elliot is not to be missed.

Book your tickets today and join Billy on his journey as he discovers the magic of dance and learns to follow his dreams, from 9 April to 5 May at the Queanbeyan Performing Arts Centre.

The details

What: Billy Elliot at the Queanbeyan Performing Arts Centre
When: 9 April to 5 May, at various times of the day
Where: The Q – Queanbeyan Performing Arts Centre, 253 Crawford St, Queanbeyan
Cost: Ticket prices ranging from $55 to $75, available here.

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