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 Post subject: New (and not so new) Cast News
PostPosted: Fri Oct 14, 2011 5:33 am 
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From today's Daily Mail:

Ann Emery, who was in the original stage production of Billy Elliot. She’s returning to the long-running musical once again, playing Billy’s grandmother. Ms Emery joins new cast members Gillian Bevan as ballet teacher Mrs Wilkinson and Deka Walmsley as Billy’s father. The 81-year-old actress took time out of Billy to appear in the sadly short-lived show Betty Blue Eyes. The new company will be at the Victoria Palace from November 14.

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 Post subject: Re: New (and not so new) Cast News
PostPosted: Fri Oct 14, 2011 9:41 am 
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Broadwayworld.com also has news of the cast change and includes news of a new Tony (Michael Peavoy), Mr. Braithwaite (Simon Ray Harvey), and George (Sean Kearns).

http://westend.broadwayworld.com/articl ... T-20111014


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 Post subject: Re: New (and not so new) Cast News
PostPosted: Fri Oct 14, 2011 9:52 am 
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This is great news! :D

Thanks porchesrule for your article link. Chris, I can't find this Daily Mail article on their website. Would you be able to provide us with a link in order to increase the reliability of the news?


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 Post subject: Re: New (and not so new) Cast News
PostPosted: Fri Oct 14, 2011 10:03 am 
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The article is on page 59 of today's edition of the Daily Mail, headed ''Watch out for...'' (Baz Bamigboye).

I think I saw the same remarks in an edition of the London Evening Standard earlier this week.


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 Post subject: Re: New (and not so new) Cast News
PostPosted: Fri Oct 14, 2011 10:05 am 
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Okay, cheers for confirming that :)


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 Post subject: Re: New (and not so new) Cast News
PostPosted: Fri Oct 14, 2011 12:04 pm 
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Here's the link from the Daily Mail:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/ar ... -role.html

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 Post subject: Re: New (and not so new) Cast News
PostPosted: Fri Oct 14, 2011 1:00 pm 
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That's brilliant! Finally some good BETM news! I'm really sorry Betty blue eyes didn't work out but Ann IS grandma and she belongs on the VP stage! Arghhh if only I could be there on Monday 14th Nov......

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 Post subject: Re: New (and not so new) Cast News
PostPosted: Sun Oct 16, 2011 1:18 am 
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Great news about Ann. She told me herself that she was returning to Billy on November 14th at the Stage Door of Betty Blue Eyes after the final performance. Such a pity as Betty was the best show I have seen, after Billy of course! Looking forward to seeing Ann again in Billy very soon. Pity that I won't be able to be there on the 14th.

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 Post subject: Re: New (and not so new) Cast News
PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2011 5:16 pm 
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Here's the link from officiallondontheatre.co.uk http://www.officiallondontheatre.co.uk/ ... ly-Elliot/ which pretty much confirms what we already know. Is it normal that it doesn't mention anything about a new Billy?? I'm pretty sure on Nov 14th it will be one of the current Billys but does that mean that the new one won't start for a while??

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 Post subject: Re: New (and not so new) Cast News
PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2011 7:04 pm 
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athadj wrote:
Here's the link from officiallondontheatre.co.uk http://www.officiallondontheatre.co.uk/ ... ly-Elliot/ which pretty much confirms what we already know. Is it normal that it doesn't mention anything about a new Billy?? I'm pretty sure on Nov 14th it will be one of the current Billys but does that mean that the new one won't start for a while??


Not necessarily AGT, I am reliably informed by a longstanding Forum member that it is not unusual for a New Billy to start on the first night of a new cast following major cast change.

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