Billy Elliot - final performance in support of East Durham Trust
THE producers of Billy Elliot the Musical have announced that the show will play its final London performance on April 9, 2016, in support of East Durham Trust, a charity based in Easington, Co. Durham, a former mining town and the setting for Billy Elliot’s iconic story.
Tickets for the final performance will be released for sale today (Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at 2pm) via the Victoria Palace Theatre box office, with all proceeds from ticket sales for this performance being donated to East Durham Trust.
East Durham Trust is the flagship voluntary and community sector organisation for the East Durham area, established to counteract the effects of social and economic deprivation through a range of practical, community based programmes.
The Trust is also the community engagement partner in the Arts Council-supported ‘East Durham Creates’ initiative, working to increase arts engagement for local people with little or no access to artistic or cultural activities.
Eric Fellner, Producer and Co-Chairman, Working Title Films, said: “We are delighted to be supporting East Durham Trust, a charity that resonates only too well with Lee Hall’s heart-warming story of Billy and his family. Billy’s journey has been something we are extremely proud of and we are delighted that proceeds from our final performance at the Victoria Palace Theatre will go to helping the local communities in County Durham.
And Malcolm Fallow, CEO of East Durham Trust, said: “I want to thank everyone involved in Billy Elliot the Musical for their incredible support. This is a fantastic gesture and it will genuinely be appreciated by the people of East Durham and make a significant difference to our ongoing work in the community.”
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