Leicester’s Curve theatre will stage the first new UK production of the multi-award-winning smash hit Billy Elliot the Musical in 2022.
The Made at Curve production will be directed by the theatre’s Artistic Director Nikolai Foster and is set to run exclusively at Curve for six weeks only from 7 July to 14 August 2022.
The musical will be choreographed by Lucy Hind (Girl From the North County, The Last Ship) with full casting to be announced in due course.
Based on Stephen Daldry’s BAFTA-winning 2000 film, Billy Elliot the Musical features music from Elton John and book and lyrics by Lee Hall.
The musical first premiered at London’s Victoria Palace Theatre in 2005 and went on to win a host of international awards, including four Laurence Olivier Awards and ten Tony Awards.
Children’s casting will be managed by Jo Hawes CDG, the leading children’s casting director in the UK, and adult casting is led by Curve Associate Kay Magson CDG.
The musical’s set and costumes will be designed by Colin Richmond, with lighting from Curve Associate Ben Cracknell.
Tickets for Billy Elliot the Musical at Curve will go on sale to Curve Friends from Thursday 30 September, Supporters from Friday 1 October, Members, Groups and Access Register Customers from Monday 4 October and on general sale from Monday 11 October, all at 12 noon. Tickets can be purchased online at www.curveonline.co.uk or by calling Curve’s Box Office on 0116 242 3595.