BILLY ELLIOT FIRST NIGHT
SYDNEY Lyric Theatre’s foyer was deafening on Friday night during the gala opening night of Billy Elliot The Musical. Touchingly, cast members from the original Australian production of the show had come along.
They included Genevieve Lemon, Josh Horner and former Billys including Rarmian Newton, Nick Twiney, Rhys Kosakowski, Dayton Tavares and Josh Gates.
ABC chair Ita Buttrose was seen chatting animatedly, looking vibrant in bright red. The foyer was also stiff with performers such as David Campbell who came with his wife Lisa, Debora Krizak who brought her daughters along, Reg Livermore, Nancye Hayes and Tim Draxl.
The Block’s Scott Cam was there, no doubt with an eye on the show’s fabulous set by Ian MacNeil. Designer and television presenter Barry Du Bois also brought his family along.
A preponderance of stunning frocks added to the joyous feel of opening night for this musical that is full of heart and love, tears and laughter. ELIZABETH FORTESCUE
Olivia Deeble. Lisa and David Campbell.