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West End’s Billy Elliot The Musical to close in April 2016

The West End production of Billy Elliot The Musical has announced that it will end its run at the Victoria Palace Theatre in April 2016.

Billy Elliot celebrates its eleventh year at the London theatre in March of next year, but will now end its run at the venue on 9 April 2016, ahead of refurbishment plans.

The London show has been seen by over 5.25 million people and nearly 11 million people worldwide, has grossed over $800 million worldwide and is the winner of over 80 theatre awards internationally.

Elton John said of the announcement: “I’ve said it before and it still remains true, Billy Elliot has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my entire life. The talented young performers who have become part of our Billy Elliot family have amazed me with their achievements from the very start.

“Each time I have revisited the show I have been moved by Billy’s heart-warming story and his determination to achieve his dreams. I am so delighted that new audiences around the country will now have the opportunity to experience this extraordinary piece of work.”

Billy Elliot The Musical will show at the Victoria Palace Theatre until 9 April 2016, book tickets now at Ticketmaster.co.uk.

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