Billy Elliott 15

Billy Elliott

Billy Elliott 15

Tues 28 May, 2pm
£3

A talented young boy becomes torn between his unexpected love of dance and the disintegration of his family.

The setting is County Durham in 1984, and things 'oop North are even grimmer than usual: the miners' strike is in full rancorous swing and 11-year-old Billy's dad and brother, miners both, are staunch on the picket lines.

Billy's got problems of his own. His dad's scraped together the fees to send him to boxing lessons, but Billy's discovered a different aptitude: a genius for ballet dancing.

His teacher, Mrs Wilkinson (Julie Walters, wearily undaunted) thinks he should audition for ballet school in London. Family ructions are inevitable.

Forest Arts Centre Box Office (0300 555 2898) is open Monday to Friday 9.30am - 4.30pm.

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