Shine | Billy Elliot the Musical

by Marypublished on May 26, 2022

Here is a clip of “Shine” from Billy Elliot the Musical performed by Haydn Gwynne
After Billy Elliot’s boxing class, he becomes entranced with the ballet class that follows as they “Shine” with grace.

Choreography by Peter Darling
Music by Elton John
Lyrics by Lee Hall
Book by Lee Hall
Based on the film “Billy Elliot” by Le Hall

Billy Elliot Synposis
The life of 11-year-old Billy Elliot, a coal miner’s son in Northern England, is forever changed one day when he stumbles upon a ballet class during his weekly boxing lesson. Before long, he finds himself in dance, demonstrating the kind of raw talent seldom seen by the class’ exacting instructor, Mrs. Wilkinson. With a tart tongue and a never-ending stream of cigarettes in her hand, Mrs. Wilkinson’s zest for teaching is revived when she sees Billy’s potential. (Synopsis from Fandango)