This is the screenplay to the heart-warming hit film about a miner's son who dreams of being a ballet dancer, written by acclaimed playwright Lee Hall. 11-year-old Billy Elliot is fascinated by an all-girl ballet class that shares the premises of his weekly boxing club.
He hangs up his gloves and submits himself to the tutelage of Mrs Wilkinson, who dreams of a place for Billy in ballet school.
But Billy's Dad and brother Tony are striking miners, struggling to support a motherless family.
Neither is thrilled to learn of Billy's artistic aspirations, and the stage is set for passionate familial conflict.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 112 pages, illustrations
- Publisher: Faber & Faber
- Publication Date: 02/10/2000
- Category: Film scripts & screenplays
- ISBN: 9780571207039