Cast announced for Billie the Kid musical concerts in West End

Casting has been announced for semi-staged concerts of new British musical Billie the Kid .

The new piece will be showcased in front of audiences at London’s Vaudeville Theatre on 13 and 20 November at 7:30PM. Tickets are on sale now here

Billie the Kid has music and lyrics by Gez Mercer with a book by Conway McDermott and Gez Mercer. The West End concerts will be directed by Kerry Kyriacos Michael.

Making up the cast are Natasha J Barnes (Swing), Kymberley Cochrane (Swing), Harvey Ebbage (Swing), Ki Griffin (Mouse Harrison), Beth Hinton-Lever (Candy Destiny Jr), Tony Jayawardena (Harry Hamhandler), Rob Kershaw (Brody Benson), Ryan Kopel (David Frances), Phoebe-Loveday Raymond (Kelly Craig), Aharon Rayner (Milky Abel), Olivia Saunders (Billie Belle), Jodie Steele (Betty Belle), Yuki Sutton (Marybeth Gilbeaux), Hannah Victoria (Peaches Harrison) and Yasmin Wilde (Miss Rose).

Seventeen-year-old Billie Belle is a girl used to having the odds stacked against her. Born in a Bible Belt town to a delinquent mother, Billie spent her childhood saving discount-store coupons and working night shifts to keep the lights on in her grandma’s tiny trailer. Through it all, Billie has had one person by her side: her childhood sweetheart, Brody Benson. Brody’s a redneck with a heart of gold and they have spent years planning their future together, all pinned on Billie’s hopes for a full-ride scholarship to Charleston City College. But their plans are thrown into chaos when Billie discovers Brody has been trading dirty DMs with David Francis – the school queer punk rocker.

Torn between the pain of this betrayal and her love for her boyfriend, Billie reaches out to David and his gang of misfits. While Billie has put all her energy into thriving within the system, they’ve gone the other way, determined to be wild and joyful outsiders with no fear of offending! Inspired by and united with her new friends, Billie finds herself at the heart of a new kind of love story, one where her happily ever after is with herself in her fight for justice and equality; and the chance to ride out into the sunset on her terms.

The production will be helmed by Kerry Kyriacos Michael.

For more information, visit billiethekidmusical.com

About the author: Josh Darvill

Josh is Stageberry's editor with over five years of experience writing about theatre in the West End and across the UK. Prior to following his passion for musicals, he worked for more than a decade as a TV journalist.