Elton John Hopes For New Billy Elliot Film At Stage Show Turns 10
14 May 2015, 17:07
Elton John has revealed his hopes for a big screen adaptation of his stage show Billy Elliot The Musical.
Speaking after the show's 10th anniversary performance, Sir Elton John told Smooth Radio: "It would be lovely to do a film version.
"There are other songs that we had had to leave out of the musical that would be great in the film."
Listen to what else Sir Elton had to say about the show:
The singer-songwriter attended a special 10th gala performance of the show with husband David Furnish (pictured).
For those not in the know, Billy Elliot tells the story of an 11-year-old boy who follows his dream to become a ballet dancer against the expectations of his working class family in County Durham during the bitter 1980s miners' strike.
The show - with songs by Sir Elton - was written by Lee Hall and directed by Stephen Daldry.
Billy Elliot the Musical’s run at London’s Victoria Palace Theatre has been extended to December 2016 and it will begin its first UK and Ireland tour in February 2016.