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Billy Elliot the Musical Auditions 2014

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BEGINNING January 2014, auditions for the children’s cast of Billy Elliot the Musical will take place countrywide to find young boys and girls to join the internationally acclaimed show, which is now in its ninth year at London’s Victoria Palace Theatre.

The 2014 auditions take place on January 11 in Leeds, February 1 in Newcastle, March 15 in London, April 26 in Bristol and May 17 in Manchester.

Boys should be a maximum of five feet with no broken voices. Tap and ballet experience is a bonus but not essential. Girls will only be seen in Newcastle as they must be from the North East and should be a maximum of 4 feet 8 inches with some ballet experience.

For further information or to arrange an audition, please email Children’s Casting Director, Jessica Ronane at stating your city and date in the subject box or visit

Earlier this month, 13 year old Mitchell Tobin from Florida, USA became the thirty-sixth boy to play Billy Elliot in the West End, having previously played the title role in the North American touring production. He currently shares the role with Elliott Hanna (10 years old from Liverpool), Bradley Perret (11 years old from Juan les Pins, France), Redmand Rance (13 years old from Fareham, Hampshire) and Ali Rasul (13 years old from Hartlepool).

Zach Atkinson (12 years old from Manchester), Zak Baker (12 years old from St Albans) and Freddie Butterfield (11 years old from West Yorkshire) currently play the role of Billy’s best friend Michael and Dayna Dixon (11 years old from Newcastle upon Tyne), Demi Lee (10 years old from Middlesbrough) and Millie Thornton (11 years old from Sunderland) play Debbie.

Billy Elliot the Musical, which has now been seen by nearly 9.5 million people worldwide and is the recipient of over 80 major international awards, also features a cast of young ballet girls and a tall boy and small boy.

Based on the Oscar nominated film, Billy Elliot the Musical is an inspirational story of one boy’s dream to realise his ambitions against the odds. Set in the North East of England against the background of the historic 1984/85 miners’ strike, Billy pursues his passion for dance in secret to avoid the disapproval of his struggling family.