Reaching great heights: Billy Elliot The Musical

Billy Elliot The Musical will be appearing at the Adelaide Festival Centre for a limited season.
Billy Elliot The Musical will be appearing at the Adelaide Festival Centre for a limited season.

Billy Elliot The Musical is set to hit the stage in South Australia for the first time, with a limited season beginning on December 29 at the Adelaide Festival Centre.

The production, which is centred around a boy who deals with life in a British mining town in the mid 1980s, is not only for the theatre connoisseur, but a spectacle for the entire family to enjoy.

Billy's story is told in a distinct, matter-of-fact tone and the harshness of his upbringing is definitely not sugar-coated. In fact, the context of the story has a rawness which is refreshing and straight to the point.

Featuring the music of Elton John and the book and lyrics of Lee Hall, the productions follows Billy's life through his attempt at taking charge in the boxing ring to discovering his hidden talent and growing passion for dance.

Producer Louise Withers said the show was the perfect musical.

"From the first time we (the producers) ever saw the show we were in love with its message, its inspiration, its heart and its ability to take people on a journey from laughter to tears and back again," she said.

"These are universal themes and challenges and everyone in the audience can look at the characters on stage and relate to one or more of them regardless of age."

Chance to win

For your chance to win one of 15 double passes to see Billy Elliot The Musical at the Adelaide Festival Centre on December 29, fill in the form and tell us who wrote the music for the theatre production.

Enter by 11.59pm on Wednesday, December 12, 2019.

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