News: Lee Hall - on why he wrote Billy Elliott

Wednesday 11 May 2005

“The piece is about the loss of community, identity and a collective politics which inspired generations of people and which was wiped out almost overnight for ideological reasons. But in the bravery, sensitivity and pure glee and energy of the boys I think there is a poignant image that there is hope for our future, that we can achieve extraordinary things if we all put our minds to it…” Guardian, 4 May

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