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Billy Elliot musical to play Newcastle, then London

Thursday 6 May 2004 @ 3:09 - GMT

Billy Elliot, the musical of the hit film, is likely to debut in Newcastle at the end of 2004. A London premiere will follow in early 2005.

The movie, about a young boy who dreams of becoming a ballet star, was directed by ex-Royal Court boss Stephen Daldry, who will also direct the stage show.

According to a Daldry interview with the BBC, the idea to make a stage musical from the movie originated from Elton: He came to see one of the early showings of the film, Daldry told the broadcaster, and his response was so strong, he really came up with the suggestion, Is there anything we can do on stage? Elton is writing the songs.

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