Connor Lawson at the
Billy Youth Theatre Gala 2010
(© Richard William Davenport)
Connor Lawson at the
Billy Youth Theatre Gala 2010
(© Richard William Davenport)
Connor Lawson will join the West End company of Billy Elliot The Musical on November 29, playing Billy's best friend, Michael. Lawson will come to the production having played the role in Shotton Hall Theatre School's production of the musical for the Billy Youth Theatre 2010 initiative.

As , this program invites schools and youth groups in England, Scotland, and Wales to produce a version of the show that has been adapted and shortened by writer Lee Hall and orchestrator Martin Koch for local production.

Groups that do produce the special version of Billy Elliot The Musical have the opportunity to participate in workshops with the London creative team and present excerpts from their productions in showcases. From these events, certain organizations are invited to participate in a gala performance held in London. In 2010, 115 groups took part in the initiative and applications are now being accepted for the 2011 program.

For further information on the Billy Youth Theatre initative, visit: www.billyyouttheatre.com.

For more information on the West End production of the musical, click here.