Solidarity | Billy Elliot

by Marypublished on July 22, 2022

While his father Jackie, brother Tony and neighbors are on strike and clash with riot police, Billy Elliot secretly takes dance lessons (“Solidarity”). During the number, the violent reality of the strike is contrasted with the peaceful practice of ballet.

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

Billy Elliot Synopsis
The life of 11-year-old Billy Elliot, a coal miner’s son in Northern England. He iss forever changed one day when he stumbles upon a ballet during his weekly boxing lesson. Before long, he fins himself in dance, demonstrating the kind of raw talent seldom seen by the class instructor,Mrs. Wilkinson, with a tart tongue and 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)