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Billy Elliot audience votes on Thatcher death song

Audience members watching a production of Billy Elliot were asked to decide on whether a song anticipating Margaret Thatcher's death should be performed hours after she died.

The musical, which is set during the miners' strike, features the song Merry Christmas Maggie Thatcher, with lyrics that refer to celebrating the death of the former prime minister.

Following the announcement of her death, the show's organisers tweeted to say the show would go ahead, no decision was made on the song until just before the performance began at 7.30pm.

A near unanimous verdict saw only three people vote against the performance of the song.

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