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Ruthie Henshall extends run in Billy Elliot

Casting updates have been announced for the West End production, which recently celebrated its 10th birthday

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Ruthie Henshall with Billy Matteo Zecca in Billy Elliot
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Ruthie Henshall and Deka Walmsley are to continue as Mrs Wilkinson and Dad respectively in the West End cast for Billy Elliot - The Musical at the Victoria Palace Theatre.

Also continuing in their roles are Chris Grahamson as Tony, Gillian Elisa as Grandma, Howard Crossley as George and Claudia Bradley as Dead Mum.

Phil Snowdon, in his new role, will play Mr Braithwaite and James Butcher joins the cast as Older Billy.

Ensemble members are Craig Armstrong, Richard Ashton, James Ballanger, David Bardsley, Paul Basleigh, Rachel Bingham, Lucinda Collins, Peter Cork, Scott Cripps, Robbie Durham, Ross Finnie, Lee Hoy, Ruri James, Ben Redfern, Charlotte Riby, Mike Scott, Sharon Sexton, Wendy Somerville, Spencer Stafford, David Stoller and Kerry Washington.

Last week Billy Elliot - The Musical celebrated ten years in the West End and announced an extension to the run, releasing over 600,000 tickets for sale, taking booking through to 17 December 2016.

In addition, the first UK and Ireland tour was also announced, opening at the Theatre Royal Plymouth in February 2016.