David Furnish and Elton John
(© Richard Thompson)
David Furnish and Elton John
(© Richard Thompson)
Billy Elliot the Musical celebrated its fifth birthday at the Victoria Palace Theatre in London's West End on Wednesday, March 31.

Joining the current London cast for the occasion were composer Elton John and husband David Funish, director Stephen Daldry, writer Lee Hall, Haydn Gwynne, who played the original Mrs Wilkinson, Tim Healy who originated the role of Bllly's Dad, and guests David Walliams, Lara Stone, and Alexander Lebedev.

In addition, 19 actors who have played or will play the role of Billy during the London run were on hand for the finale, including original stars Liam Mower, James Lomas, and George Maguire.