Six Word Saturday


Six Word Saturday:

All singing, all dancing, great fun.

Billy Elliot the Musical

It is a perk of working in a school in London, there seem to be frequent trips to the West End to see shows with the benefit of group-saver prices. So this week I went along with a group to see Billy Elliot The Musical and had a fantastic time. I really wasn’t expecting to enjoy it as much as I did but the dancing, singing and acting were all brilliant. I have heard some people say that they didn’t enjoy it because it was too political, which would be true if you are a big fan of Margaret Thatcher but I think that setting the story amidst the UK miners’ strike with both tough ‘manly’ men and a lack of money in the community provided an important contrast for Billy’s aspirations and love of dancing. If you get a chance to see this show definitely take it, I really enjoyed it.

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11 thoughts on “Six Word Saturday

  1. This is one of my favourite movies, so I would love to see it live! I do not think it is too political – the story is really about the definition of being a “man”. How Billy sticks to his dream (which is “unmanly”…) in a society where being a man means working hard with your hands, being tough, boxing, playing football and standing tall against the rough times for the miners. I love it when his father and brother finally realise the truth and accepts Billy’s dreams.

    I’m so glad you enjoyed it and it seems his father and Billy himself must have been staged by great actors! I’m going this June to London – maybe I should see it – at what theatre is it?

  2. I had only heard of this musical on the “Sound Pop” game on my phone, and I love musicals. It sounds like a good one. I bet you enjoyed it, and were happy to have the discounted rate.

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