Billy Idyll: Lighting Billy Elliot, The Musical

Audiences of the new musical version of the 2000 movie Billy Elliot are taken back to a time in northern England in the mid-1980s when the country's coal miners were on a tumultuous strike. “It was the closest England has come to a civil war in modern times,” says the show's LD Rick Fisher. Kind of a dark subject for a musical; luckily, the show focuses on the plucky protagonist who, against his father's wishes, ditches boxing gloves for toe shoes.

Register to view the full article

Register for and gain access to premium content including production and design materials, videos, and more.

Hide comments


  • Allowed HTML tags: <em> <strong> <blockquote> <br> <p>

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.