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Billy Youth Theatre 2010

Posted on October 26, 2010

Following the enormous success of Billy Youth Theatre 2010, the producers of Billy Elliot the Musical are delighted to announce the second year of this countrywide scheme as part of which participating schools and youth groups will be given the opportunity to stage their own production of this internationally award-winning show.

Billy Elliot writer Lee Hall, together with Martin Koch (Musical Supervision and Orchestrations), have adapted their original script and orchestrations to produce a shortened version of the show exclusively for groups staging local productions as part of Billy Youth Theatre.

Applications for Billy Youth Theatre 2011 are invited from schools and established youth organisations in England, Scotland and Wales. Participating performers must be aged 10 – 19 on March 18th, 2011. Applications are now open and will close on Friday, November 5th. All applications must be made via the BYT website. More information on BYT and full terms and conditions are available on the website www.billyyouththeatre.com

Jonathan Gray is editor of Dancing Times. He studied at The Royal Ballet School, Leicester Polytechnic, and Wimbledon School of Art where he graduated with a BA Hons in Theatre Design. For 16 years he was a member of the curatorial department of the Theatre Museum, London, assisting on a number of dance-related exhibitions, and helping with the recreation of original designs for a number of The Royal Ballet’s productions including Danses concertantes, Daphnis and Chloë, and The Sleeping Beauty. He has also contributed to the Financial Times, written programme articles for The Royal Ballet and Birmingham Royal Ballet, and is co-author of the book Unleashing Britain: Theatre gets real 1955-64, published in 2005.

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