I have wanted to see this musical forever! As you know by now I am a massive musical geek, I just can’t get enough! I’ve been in them, gone to see them and now I’m writing about them!
Billy Elliot has been one of my must see’s for a long time and I finally had the chance to go with the Southampton Bloggers!
After seeing the film when I was younger I was so excited to see the way they expressed this on stage! (Which was spot on by the way)
This has got to be one of the best shows I have seen, for me it is now one of my favourites! I cannot stress how much you should see this show if you can, it was incredible!
Let’s start with the song and dance numbers…
As a lot of the cast were young I was so impressed with the way they could move and their pure talent on stage! From young to old on that stage last night was perfection! They way they created transitions on stage from scenes and songs was honestly beautiful! One of my favourite moment was the grandmas song about her husband. As she sung there was a group of male dancers that moved across the stage from one side to the other. The moments they created were stunning and created this real moment on the stage. Truly stunning.
Now time for the real talent! This young lad who played Billy last night was breathtaking! The talent of this young lad was astonishing I honestly couldn’t believe it! It was only his third venue and I could not believe my eyes! Seriously watch out for this one as that is a talent that is going so many places!
Not only was he adorable when we acted but the skill of his dancing was gorgeous! He really showed off his skills in a wonderful scene where him and his older self danced together, it gave my goose bumps and I 100% cried! ( as I did through most of the show!)
They danced together in such sync it really seemed like the same person! The skill and practice they had put into this beautiful scene was so beautiful!
All I can say is I wish I was a ballet dancer and I’m 100% signing up my future kids for lessons!
The thing about this show is that it really strikes a cord with the audience! I laughed and cried and didn’t want the how to end! If you ask me 3 hours was not long enough! The show rounded up with a standing ovation from the audience, which was the least they deserved! I just wish I had roses to throw! I will be thinking about this show for a long time!
There was really something for everyone in this show! The crude nature and comedy was something I loved and they had the perfect amount!
I cannot praise this show enough! The cast and crew should be immensely proud as they created somethin truly magical I cannot wait to watch again!
Go and see this if you can! I had such an amazing time thank you so much to the Mayflower Southampton!