Busy day for Billys
Sat 13 May 2006 | Written by Linn B. Eriksen
George Maguire, James Lomas and Liam Mower had a busy day yesterday.
It was a busy day for the three actors playing Billy Elliot yesterday. After hours of rehearsals and interviews in the day, they played the demanding role of Billy at the spectacular birthday show in the evening before facing the huge crowds of fans waiting for them outside at midnight.
Comeback for George and James
James Lomas, who is now 16 years old, and George Maguire, who is 15, left the show a few months ago, while the youngest of the three, Liam Mower (13) is still performing the role. Yesterday saw therefore a historical comeback for James and George, when they returned to the show for one night only for the anniversary show, sharing the role of Billy with Liam. The boys played Billy in alternating scenes throughout the performance, where George did Angry Dance, James did Grandma’s song and Liam did Electricity, to standing ovations.
Facing the crowds after a busy day
After the show, fans (and curious onlookers) gathered at the stage door and at the main entrance, waiting for the stars to come out. Everybody wanted autographs and photos of the boys playing Billy.
And Sir Elton? He was one of the first to leave the party, making his exit through the stage door...