Billy Elliot

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ISBN 9780571207039 Format Paperback
9780571207039
Paperback
Published 02/10/2000 Length 112 pages
112

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The screenplay to the heart-warming hit film about a miner's son who dreams of being a ballet dancer, written by acclaimed playwright Lee Hall. 11-year-old Billy Elliot is fascinated by an all-girl ballet class that shares the premises of his weekly boxing club. He hangs up his gloves and submits himself to the tutelage of Mrs Wilkinson, who dreams of a place for Billy in ballet school. But Billy's Dad and brother Tony are striking miners, struggling to support a motherless family. Neither is thrilled to learn of Billy's artistic aspirations, and the stage is set for passionate familial conflict.
The screenplay to the heart-warming hit film about a miner's son who dreams of being a ballet dancer, written by acclaimed playwright Lee Hall. 11-year-old Billy Elliot is fascinated by an all-girl ballet class that shares the premises of his weekly boxing club. He hangs up his gloves and submits himself to the tutelage of Mrs Wilkinson, who dreams of a place for Billy in ballet school. But Billy's Dad and brother Tony are striking miners, struggling to support a motherless family. Neither is thrilled to learn of Billy's artistic aspirations, and the stage is set for passionate familial conflict.
  • About Lee Hall

    Born in Newcastle in 1966. Started writing for Radio in 1995 winning awards for I Luv You Jimmy Spud, Spoonface Steinberg and Blood Sugar which all made the journey to other media, his screenplay for Billy Elliot was nominated for an Oscar and was adapted into a multi-award winning stage musical. He has worked as writer in residence for Live Theatre, Newcastle and the RSC and has adapted many plays for the stage including Goldoni's A Servant to Two Masters (Young Vic/RSC), Brecht's Mr Puntila and his Man Matti (Right Size/ Almeida) and Heijermans' The Good Hope (RNT). He is currently working with Roger Waters on a stage adaptation of The Wall.

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