Genevieve Lemon
Genevieve Lemon
Genevieve Lemon and 12-year-old Aaron Watson will join the London cast of Billy Elliot the Musical at the West End Victoria Palace Theatre beginning May 31. Lemon -- who won multiple awards for her performance in the Australian production of Billy Elliot -- will portray Billy's dance teacher, Mrs. Wilkinson, while Watson will become the 23rd young boy to play the title role in the West End.

They will join current cast members Dean-Charles Chapman, Oliver Gardner, and Rhys Yeomans, who alternate the title role of Billy alongside principal cast members, Joe Caffrey (Dad), Craig Gallivan (Tony), Ann Emery (Grandma), David Nellist (George), Sean Kingsley (Mr Braithwaite), Samantha Seager (Dead Mum) and Barnaby Meredith (Older Billy). They are joined by Connor Kelly, Jake Pratt and Joe Massey (beginning April 26), who will alternate the role of Billy's best friend Michael and Emily Smith, Fleur Houdijk and Francesca Mango, who alternate the role of Debbie.

Based on the 2000 film of the same name, the show tells the tale of a young boy with a dream of being a dancer. The musical features music by Elton John, book and lyrics by Lee Hall, direction by Stephen Daldry, and choreography by Peter Darling.

For further information, visit www.billyelliotthemusical.com.