Producers of Billy Elliot - The Musical have released a statement in the wake of news that Cameron Mackintosh is set to acquire its West End home, the Victoria Palace Theatre.
Mackintosh's purchase of the venue from Stephen Waley-Cohen includes plans for a complete refurbishment to extend the stage and front of house area.
In order to carry out the work, Mackintosh said he intends to close the theatre for "about a year" from late 2016.
In response, Billy Elliot producers have said the award-winning show, which has just welcomed its 37th Billy Elliot and a new cast led by Ruthie Henshall, "will continue to play for at least the next two and a half years."
Billy Elliot - The Musical is currently booking at the Victoria Palace to 16 May 2015 and a new booking period, to October 2015, will go on sale next month.
Published: 29/05/2014 14:01:51