Our own Billy Elliot

ON STAGE Redmand Rance as Billy Elliot
ON STAGE Redmand Rance as Billy Elliot
From left: PO Adam Hilton,  Father Christmas, Captain Peter Towell, CPO Chris 'Paddy' Gilkes and Malcolm Dent

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STAR of the future Redmand Rance is realising his dream by performing as Billy Elliot on the West End stage.

The 12-year-old, who is taught at the Marie Clark School of Dance in Portsmouth, is one of four boys playing the lead role of Billy on alternative nights at London’s Victoria Palace Theatre.

The youngster, who attends Boundary Oak School in Fareham, has his eyes on a film career in the future and hopes to attend a performing arts school.

He said: ‘I am finding it really good.

‘I’ve met lots of famous people like Elton John and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

‘I’ve dreamed of this since I went to see Billy Elliot on stage.’