Billy (June 2006)

Aberdeen Arts Centre

Billy is just one of those must-see musicals - first staged in 1974, starring Michael Crawford and Elaine Paige.

Billy Fisher lives with his Mum, Dad and Gran. Less than dedicated to his job as an undertaker's clerk and bred with his North Country family background, he takes refuge in his own invested world. In his mind he is President of Ambrosia, a film star, a scriptwriter and anything else glamorous that happens to occur to him! Billy lies himself into and out of every situation, including becoming engaged to both Barbara and Rita at the same time with one engagement ring between them! Only Liz seems to understand Billy. She tries to persuade him to run away with her to London but will he ever actually go?

...performers positively revel in the opportunity to convey the fun-packed plot...
— Press and Journal
Phoenix Youth Theatre’s Billy (2006)