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  Boys dance into Billy Elliot show
Updated 05 October 2004, 16.19

Three young boys are dancing for joy after winning roles in a huge musical of the hit British film Billy Elliot.

James Lomas, 14, George Maguire, 13, and 12-year-old Liam Mower will all star in the show after being picked from 3,000 hopefuls.

The film, about a boy who becomes a top ballet star, was released in 2000 and won a Bafta for Best British Film.

Now it's been adapted as a stage musical and Sir Elton John has helped out by writing the music for the show.

One of the boys who got the part, George, nearly missed his chance after thinking the show's producers didn't want him.


He was on his way home when his parents got a phone call wondering where he'd gone; he'd wandered into the wrong group and they wanted him back.

Luckily for George he was able to get back and win his place in the show.

He admitted that some lads had been teasing him about dancing in the show, but wasn't bothered saying: "Well, you do get some idiots."

Billy Elliot - The Musical opens at the Victoria Palace Theatre, in London, in May 2005.

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