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Elton John World News: Elton John and Stephen Daldry Team Up for 'Billy Elliot' Musical

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Score is expected to be completed in December

Monday 28 October 2002 @ 19:30 - GMT

Elton and Stephen Daldry will return to the stage as the composer and director of the stage adaptation of Billy Elliot, the internationally acclaimed film.

The stageshow may see the London stage as early as 2003, co-producer Sally Greene told Variety.

Billy Elliot follows the story of a young boy who finds a passion for dancing, much to the dismay of his family. Elton's score is expected to be completed in December which will likely be followed by a workshop.

Expected to reteam with the film's director Daldry will be Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Lee Hall - who will provide book and lyrics - as well as choreographer Peter Darling.

The film's producers, Working Title, is set to produce the stage version as well. No casting has been set as of yet.