BalletBoyz was founded in 2000 - the same in the same year that Billy Elliot was released - by ex Royal Ballet dancers Michael Nunn and William Trevitt. They became associate artists at Sadler’s Wells in 2005. In 2013, they won the National Dance Award for Best Independent Company.
They are now in their 19th year and have gone from those two original dancers to nearly a dozen, and they have moved into a fantastic home in Kingston on the outskirts of London. In June, they are bringing their latest show "Them/Us" to the Vaudeville Theatre in London’s West End, which will be the BalleyBoyz’s first foray into the heart of Theatreland.
Agatha Christie’s “Witness for the Prosecution” has been an extremely popular story in pretty much all forms of entertainment you can possibly imagine. A best-selling novel, a Billy Wilder film, American and British television adaptations, radio adaptations... If you can think of it, it’s probably been done. And, of course, that includes theatre.
Today, we come from a south London rehearsal room where we are talking to two members of the new company who are about to join the cast of the London production of the Agatha Christie classic which opened on October 6 2017 at County Hall on London’s South Bank. Produced by Eleanor Lloyd Productions and Rebecca Stafford Productions and directed by Lucy Bailey, the show has been extremely well received and has already seen its run extended multiple times.
Lewis Cope and Carolin Stoltz play the lovers at the centre of this thriller and are extremely excited to be joining such a revered production in such an iconic location.