“Billy Elliot: The Musical Live” is a 2014 film that captures a live performance of the stage musical “Billy Elliot” at the Victoria Palace Theatre in London. The musical, which is based on the 2000 film of the same name, features music by Elton John and book and lyrics by Lee Hall.
The musical tells the story of Billy, a young boy growing up in a working-class community in northern England during the 1984-85 miners’ strike. Against the odds and his family’s expectations, Billy discovers a passion for ballet and dreams of becoming a professional dancer.
The live film captures the energy and emotion of the stage production, with standout performances by the cast, including Elliott Hanna as Billy, Ruthie Henshall as Mrs. Wilkinson, and Deka Walmsley as Billy’s father. The film includes all the beloved musical numbers from the show, including “Electricity,” “Shine,” and “The Letter.”
“Billy Elliot: The Musical Live” received critical acclaim for its dynamic and moving portrayal of the story and its themes of self-discovery, perseverance, and the power of art to change lives. The film was released in cinemas worldwide and on DVD and digital download.
Duration: 169 min.