- Posted By: sfinch on: Thu, 7th Mar 2013 at 11:20am
Salford youngster Zach Atkinson makes his West End debut as Michael in Billy Elliot The Musical at the Victoria Palace Theatre. The 11 year-old shares the role with Joe Massey and Thomas Moore.
A keen performer ever since appearing in his school play aged just six years old, Atkinson plays the piano, sings in the National Youth Choir of Great Britain and attends The Lowry Young Actors in Salford Quays.
Billy Elliot the Musical is a classic tale of triumph over adversity. Billy Elliot lives with his Dad, Brother and Gran in a mining town in the north of England. It’s the 1980s, Maggie Thatcher is in power and times are tough. But Billy has a talent for dance that could free him from his life of struggle and take him all the way to the top.
Billy Elliot is now in its eighth year at the Victoria Palace Theatre. Book and lyrics are by Lee Hall and music by Elton John. Based on the award winning film of the same name, Billy Elliot has won four Olivier Awards and ten Tony Awards.
As well as Atkinson, the current cast includes Harris Beattie, Tade Biesinger, Harrison Dowzell and Redmand Rance alternating in the role of Billy. Featured performers include Dayna Dixon, Macy Stasiak, Millie Thornton, Gillian Bevan, Deka Walmsley, Killian Donnelly, Ann Emery, Sean Kearns, Kay Milbourne, Simon Ray Harvey and Barnaby Meredith.