The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - - INSIDER -

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.

Am­ber Sher­lock.

Rarmian New­ton.

Kerri-Anne Ken­ner­ley.

Genevieve Lemon.

Scott Cam.

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