Billy (June 2006)
Aberdeen Arts Centre
Billy Liar is one of those unforgettable creations! Phoenix Youth bring him hilariously to life in this fun-filled musical comedy. With an excellent book, beautiful melodies, witty lyrics, eye-popping staging, lighting and costumes, this show can't fail to provide sheer entertainment for all the family.
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?
First staged in 1974, starring Michael Crawford, Elaine Paige, Gay Soper and Diana Quick, this version of 'Billy' is a must-see musical to kick-start your summer.