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Olivier award-winning Ruthie Henshall will be joining the cast of Billy Elliot the Musical.

 

She’ll play  Billy’s dance teacher Mrs Wilkinson.

Henshall’s first performance will be May 12, 2014, nine years to the day since the musical officially opened at the Victoria Palace Theatre. The internationally celebrated show which has now been seen by over 9.5 million people worldwide is currently booking to May 16, 2015, and features music by Elton, and lyrics by Lee Hall.

Also joining the cast in May is Chris Grahamson, who will play Billy’s brother Tony and Barnaby Meredith returns to play Older Billy.

Ann Emery will continue to play Grandma, a role she created on stage when the show premiered in 2005, and Deka Walmsley is staying on as Billy’s father.