This year’s annual musical production of Billy Elliot was held from Wednesday 13 – Friday 15 February and was a huge success.
Billy Elliot has been our most controversial and challenging show to date. Set in a northern town during the miners’ strike in the mid-1980s, the show was delivered with a political agenda, an emotive thread on relationships and hard-hitting dialogue. We were proud to embrace the Geordie accent and bring it to Halifax, following Billy from the boxing ring to ballet where he discovers a passion for dance that unites his family, inspires his community and changes his life for ever.
As a team we felt extremely passionate about encouraging our cast to learn about the history of the 1980s and how it has enriched the script. The amount of effort, commitment and enthusiasm staff and students put in to prepare for this show was incredible.
This musical production, featuring iconic music by Elton John, exemplified our vision of ‘outstanding within outstanding’ and was a credit to students and staff alike.