Burgess Hill pupil to join cast of West End musical

Sammy Foster SUS-150827-151953001
Sammy Foster SUS-150827-151953001

Drusilla Duffill Theatre School in Burgess Hill is delighted to announce that Sammy Foster will join the West End cast of the internationally award-winning Billy Elliot the Musical.

Sammy is scheduled to join the show in September to perform as Sharon Percy alongside the central character of Billy Elliot in Mrs Wilkinson’s ballet class.

Mrs Wilkinson’s ballet girls feature throughout the show as the children’s ensemble, accompanying Billy on his dancing journey.

Sammy is 13 years old and has been a pupil of Drusilla Duffill Theatre School since she was 6 years old. She is thrilled to re-joining the cast that she previously danced with as the smallest ballet girl, Alison Summers, 4 years ago when she was 9. Sammy has always said she would love to return as one of the ‘pointe girls’.

Sammy has worked on some TV commercials and TV/film work in the years between. Sammy said: “I’m very excited to be back on the Victoria Palace Stage. It’s such a powerful show and lovely that so many of the performers and management remember me. I always wanted to come back as one of the older girls. There are so many interesting characters in this show!”

Billy Elliot the Musical has now been seen by over 10 million people worldwide and earlier this year celebrated its tenth birthday in the West End at a special performance attended by a VIP audience including Elton John, Lee Hall and Stephen Daldry.

Listings information

Billy Elliot the Musical - booking until 17 December 2016

Victoria Palace Theatre, Victoria Street, London, SW1E 5EA. Box Office:0844 248 5000. Tickets cost £19.50 - £69.50 (to include a £1.50 theatre restoration levy).

Performances will take place Monday – Saturday at 7.30pm and Thursday and Saturday matinees at 2.30pm

Visit www.billyelliotthemusical.com

For further information please contact Drusilla Duffill Theatre School on 01444 232672

Or Premier Theatre Department 0207 292 8330, theatre@premiercomms.com “

Report and picture contributed by Drusilla Duffill Theatre School.