Billy Elliot hits the mark

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Theatre adaptions of films don’t always work well but Billy Elliot is a notable exception to that rule.

We saw this show for the first time on Saturday and the matinee performance held our party of eight fully in its grip from beginning to end. Indeed one of our number was in pieces after the finale to Act 1 where Billy dances with great anger in a dream scene against an ensemble of riot shield-wielding policemen; never has the timeout of an interval been so well placed since Les Miserables‘ One Day More.