Saturday, 30 July 2016

Billy Elliot The Musical: A Review

Hi there,

So on Wednesday July 27th, my mom and I went to see Billy Elliot The Musical, the hit musical from the West End, visiting Ireland for the first time. In short, it was incredible, and I would totally recommend you go to see it. Here's everything you need to know.

Where? The Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Dublin.

When? 26th July 2016 - 3rd September 2016

How Much? €45 - €68.50

What's It About? The musical doesn't stray too far from the movie, with an amazing score by Elton John. It is essentially about a young boy, brought up during the mining strike in 1984/1985 in the north of England, who goes against the grain to achieve his dreams of becoming a ballet dancer.

Is it any good? Definitely! It is without a doubt the best musical I have seen. Being a dancer myself, I was blown away by the dance routines, ranging from ballet to tap. The Billy who performed the night we were there was Adam Abbou (who starred on Dance Mums UK) is such a talented young boy, he was the perfect Billy. Another stand-out character for me was Michael, played by Samuel Torpey, who played the character of a very flamboyant little boy superbly. The routine he and Billy did together in Michael's mum's bedroom was fantastic and so cleverly put together.

My Favourite Scenes? Without a doubt, the scene mentioned above with Michael and Billy singing 'Expressing Yourself' which blew the whole audience away, and the scene where Billy, and his older self (portrayed by Luke Cinque-White) did a duet. This one in particular totally captivated me, with the technique and choreography being of such a high standard. All I wanted to do was get up and dance with them!

Would I Recommend It? 100%. Please go see it while it's here!

I hope you enjoyed this review, I'll be going to see Once The Musical on Monday, so if you'd like to see a review of that do let me know.



  1. Nice post! I am going to see Billy Elliot in 2 weeks and I'm so glad that you enjoyed it.

    1. You're going to love it! Thanks for commenting x

  2. But what about the many cases of musicians who do have the drive to practice long and hard but never make the grade? I've even had musicians tell me they can "get worse" after practicing.


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