All change for Billy Elliot at the Victoria Palace Theatre
Producers of the long-running West End hit Billy Elliot have announced the latest cast members to join the production at the Victoria Palace Theatre.
12 year old Euan Garrett from Scotland will be making his West End debut in the role of Billy Elliot. Garrett will be the 42nd young actor to take on the role in the shows history. Chris Grahamson will be replaced by Matthew Seadon-Young as Tony, Billy’s troubled older brother.
Matthew Seadon-Young's was last seen in the West End alongside Emma Thompson in Sweeney Todd at the London Coliseum. He has also appeared Jamie Lloyd’s production of Urinetown at the Apollo Theatre and in Les Misérables at the Queen’s Theatre.
The new cast members join the current cast of Ruthie Henshall as Mrs Wilkinson, Deka Walmsley in the role of Bill’s dad, Howard Crossley as George, Gillian Elisa as Grandma, James Butcher as Older Billy and Phil Snowden as Mr Braithwaite.
Billy Elliot celebrated its 10th anniversary earlier this year. When the musical opened back in 2005 it picked up four Olivier Awards, including Best New Musical. The Broadway production picked up an astonishing ten Tony Awards when it opened in New York in 2008. Productions of Billy Elliot have also been presented in Sydney, Melbourne, Chicago, Toronto, Seoul, the Netherlands and São Paulo.
The new cast have already played their first performance, so head down to the Victoria Palace theatre to experience the magical story of Billy Elliot.