ONE of the most beloved shows on stage today, is stopping off in the Midlands this week as part of its first ever UK and Ireland tour.

After 11 extraordinary years in London’s West End, Billy Elliot the Musical and will be playing Birmingham Hippodrome from Tuesday (March 7) until Saturday, April 29.

Set in a small mining town in the north east of England, against the background of the 1984/’85 miners’ strike, Billy Elliot is the inspirational story of a young boy’s struggle against the odds to make his dream come true.

Follow Billy’s journey as he stumbles out of the boxing ring and into a ballet class where he discovers a passion for dance that inspires his family and whole community and changes his life forever.

Featuring a timeless score by Elton John, sensational dance and a powerful story that has captivated millions around the world, Billy Elliot the Musical has been described as a funny, uplifting and spectacular theatrical experience.

For more information, as well as to buy tickets from £25, visit, or call the box office on 0844 338 5000.