Meet Billy Elliot: Adam Abbou

    Note: Adam’s final show as Billy in the UK/Ireland Tour of Billy Elliot the Musical was on July 22, 2017.

    Debut: February 25, 2016 (Theatre Royal Plymouth)  

    Total Performances to Date:  124  (Includes 8 partial shows credited @.5 each)

    Adam Abbou Thumb2Adam Abbou was 12 years old (D.O.B. = 26-Apr-2003) upon his debut and is from Liverpool, in the North West of England.  He is represented by Harmony Casting and Harmony Drama workshops, based in Liverpool City Centre.

    Adam’s dance training has been at Nazene Danielle’s Dance Dynamix in Liverpool where he took classes in Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Tap, and Drama.  From that base, he has competed in various regional and national dance championships, including the Dance World Cup, Portugal 2014 where he was 3rd in the world in his category.

    Credit: Video by aziz Abdel

    With regard to previous stage experience, eight-year-old Adam made his debut on stage at The Liverpool Empire in the role of ‘Jerome’ in South Pacific on 23-Feb-2012.  At that same theatre, he later played ‘Nibs’, one of the Lost Boys, in Peter Pan (2013).  A year later, Adam appeared as ‘Benny’ in Anne Dalton’s Her Benny at the Brindley Theatre Runcorn.

    In addition to his stage experience, Adam’s resume includes time in front of the TV cameras, having appeared in the role of ‘Tyler’ in an episode of the BBC TV series Being Eileen (2013) and in many commercials.

    Adam Abbou in pre-opening rehearsals
    Adam Abbou in pre-opening rehearsals

    On 25-Feb-2016, Adam had the distinction of being the 125th boy in the world to professionally debut on stage in the role of Billy Elliot.  He was the second of the tour Billys to do so.

    Here’s Adam’s official “Meet The Tour Billys” video:

    Credit: Video by Theatre Royal Plymouth 

    Get to know Adam a little bit better with this quick-fire interview:

    Credit: Video by Billy Elliot The Musical

    Adam Abbou is Billy Elliot

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