News: Billy Elliot - the Musical

Monday 9 May 2005

Directory Stephen Daldry talks about turning the film into a
stage musical, in which all the players express themselves through dance.
_“Basically, we went round and watched a lot of Northumbrian people dancing
in different ways. We have used some of those [oddly Riverdance-like] rhythms in
terms of how the police and the miners start to dance – which we do as comedy,
so that they unconsciously start to move in traditional dance patterns.”_
Read more in the Independent, 6 May

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