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What show to see- Billy Elliott vs Blood Brothers?

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What show to see- Billy Elliott vs Blood Brothers?


I am traveling alone ( sans 3 kids) for a wedding and have one night for a show. I was thinking of Billy Elliott vs Blood ..

Any opinions?



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1. Re: What show to see- Billy Elliott vs Blood Brothers?

Billy Elliot by a country mile.

Apparently it's transferred to Broadway exteremely successfully which surprises me coz it's a play full of massive social commentary from the 80's that Americans can't possibly get (nor southerners from England for that matter).

It's different from the movie in that the score is by Elton John rather than some of the brilliant songs which were in the movie. That said, it's pretty damn good.

Watch the movie first though - it's my favourite of all time!!

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2. Re: What show to see- Billy Elliott vs Blood Brothers?

I second that; Billy Elliot was just amazing!

Anyways, here's a tip if you're looking to get musical tickets... buy them online before you arrive, so that you get the best available seat currently for your price (seats in the price blocks are allocated first come first serve), and you won't be fleeced by the ticket booths in leicester square. They look professional, they talk the talk, but in the end most tourists are overcharged for their theatre tickets!

A good site that I have on bookmark is The London Insider's top 10 guide to getting cheaper musical tickets:


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3. Re: What show to see- Billy Elliott vs Blood Brothers?

Goodness, what a choice to make.

I'll chime in for Blood Brothers because it is unique and you can only see it in London (as far as I know).

Billy Elliot, on the other hand, is on Broadway and will no doubt eventually come to your area on tour.

Blood Brothers provided one of the more memorable evenings I've spent at the theatre...

Whatever you choose, enjoy!

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