Last Chance to See – Billy Elliot
The producers of Billy Elliot the Musical are delighted to announce that the show will play its final London performance in support of East Durham Trust, a charity based in Easington, Co. Durham, a former mining town and the setting for Billy Elliot’s iconic story.
Tickets for the final performance will be released for sale today (Tuesday 1 March 2016, 2pm) via the Victoria Palace Theatre box office, with all proceeds from ticket sales for this performance being donated to East Durham Trust. The number is 0844 248 5000, tickets won’t last long!
As the Billy Elliot the Musical celebrates its eleventh birthday and after 4,600 performances, due to the theatre’s previously announced refurbishment programme, the multi award-winning West End production will play its final performance at the Victoria Palace Theatre on 9 April 2016. The show has been seen to date by nearly 5.4 million people in London, while globally it has been seen by almost 11 million people, grossed over $800 million and won more than 80 theatre awards. The first UK and Ireland tour of Billy Elliot the Musical – currently booking until May 2017 – opened in February at the Theatre Royal Plymouth where it will play until 2 April before visiting Sunderland, Bradford, Cardiff, Dublin, Edinburgh, Bristol, Manchester, Southampton and Birmingham.
East Durham Trust is the flagship voluntary and community sector organisation for the East Durham area, established to counteract the effects of social and economic deprivation through a range of practical, community based programmes. The Trust is also the community engagement partner in the Arts Council-supported ‘East Durham Creates’ initiative, working to increase arts engagement for local people with little or no access to artistic or cultural activities.
“We are delighted to be supporting East Durham Trust, a charity that resonates only too well with Lee Hall’s heart-warming story of Billy and his family. Billy’s journey has been something we are extremely proud of and we are delighted that proceeds from our final performance at the Victoria Palace Theatre will go to helping the local communities in County Durham.” Eric Fellner, Producer and Co-Chairman, Working Title Films
“I want to thank everyone involved in Billy Elliot the Musical for their incredible support. This is a fantastic gesture and it will genuinely be appreciated by the people of East Durham and make a significant difference to our ongoing work in the community.” Malcolm Fallow, CEO of East Durham Trust
Billy Elliot will be missed in the West End. It has been a fabulous show.
0844 248 5000 for final performance from 2pm today,
Other performances may be available. Click HERE to BUY TICKETS