The producers of Billy Elliot the Musical are happy to announce they have found the four young actors who will play the title role in the multi award-winning smash hit's 10th Anniversary Australian Tour.
Sharing the celebrated lead role are Omar Abiad (12, from Brisbane), River Mardesic (10, from Melbourne), Wade Neilsen (12, from Newcastle) and 12-year-old Jamie Rogers from Canberra. The boys were cast following extensive auditions, and after months of intensive rehearsals will alternate in the role of Billy in the Australian tour of Billy Elliot the Musical. All four are making their professional debut playing this role.
The Australian tour will premiere at Sydney Lyric Theatre from October 10 2019, followed by seasons at the Festival Theatre, Adelaide Festival Centre from December 2019, Melbourne at the Regent Theatre from February 2020, Crown Theatre Perth from June 2020 and QPAC's Lyric Theatre in Brisbane from July 2020.