Seventeen-year-old Billie Belle is a girl used to having the odds stacked against her. Born in a southern state, 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.
This new musical is being semi-staged in front of a live audience for the first time. For two nights only, come and join us for the birth of a new British musical unlike anything else you may have seen or heard.
Contains: Depictions of homophobia, transphobia, gun violence, and mild drug use. Descriptions of suicide, self-harm, and sex.
Now taking bookings for performances up until Mon 20th November 2023.
Show times for each day are below.
Bus routes: (Strand) 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 87, 91, 139, 176
Night buses: (Strand) 23, 139, 176, N6, N9, N11, N13, N15, N21, N26, N44, N47, N87, N89, N91, N155, N343, N551
Nearest rail: Charing Cross
Tube lines: Bakerloo, Northern
Nearest tube: Charing Cross
Directions from Charing Cross :
(5mins) Head out onto the main road Strand. Cross street where possible and go right 100 metres – it’s just after the Adelphi Theatre.
Car park: St Martin's Lane Hotel (5mins)
In congestion zone?: Yes
Infrared hearing loop
Please note: The location shown on the map is an approximate location of the theatre. In the majority of cases the theatre will be marked on the map so please make sure you locate the exact location yourself. If the theatre is not shown on the map please make sure you locate the correct road name and take account of the directions.
Billie the Kid
Vaudeville Theatre, London
Running time: 2 hrs 15 min (incl. interval)
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