ASB presents the Auckland Theatre Company production of Billy Elliot the Musical. The first ever New Zealand production of this heart-warming and spectacular musical is the premiere show in the new ASB Waterfront Theatre, and previews from Friday 7 October.
Set in a northern mining town against the background of the 1984 miners' strike, Billy Elliot the Musical is the inspirational story of a boy's struggle against the odds to make his dream come true.
A regular eleven-year-old lad, Billy discovers he prefers ballet classes to his usual boxing lesson. While boys doing ballet is an issue for his macho father and brother, with the support of his beloved teacher, Billy’s passion for dance eventually wins over his family and the entire community.
Based on the smash-hit movie, Billy Elliot the Musical is a funny, uplifting and heartfelt story, with book and lyrics written by Lee Hall and music written by the legendary Elton John.
The ASB Waterfront Theatre is a new state-of-the-art performing arts facility located in Auckland’s Wynyard Quarter. Comprising a 660-seat, international standard theatre, bar, café, gallery space and lounge, the ASB Waterfront Theatre is a purpose-built venue and the home of Auckland Theatre Company.
Auckland Theatre Company is Auckland’s flagship professional theatre company. The ASB Waterfront Theatre will help the Company reach wider audiences and provide a space for other domestic and international arts organisations to tour and showcase their work.
The ASB Waterfront Theatre is adjacent to the ASB North Wharf building in the heart of Auckland’s science and innovation precinct, the Wynyard Quarter.
Book and Lyrics by Lee Hall
Music by Elton John
Original production directed by Stephen Daldry
Auckland Theatre Company production directed by Colin McColl
Previews from Friday 7 October
Opens 12 October
ASB Waterfront Theatre, 138 Halsey St, Wynyard Quarter, Auckland
More information: www.asbbillyelliot.co.nz or 09 309 3395