David Walliams’ Billionaire Boy to run at London’s Bloomsbury Theatre
The stage adaptation of David Walliams’ book Billionaire Boy is set to run in London over Christmas as part of a nationwide tour, it has been announced.
Adapted and directed by Birmingham Stage’s Neal Foster, the mind behind the stage versions of Horrible Histories, the play tells the story of Joe Spud, a 12-year-old who is the richest boy in the country, and decides to swap his posh school for the local state school.
The production follows Birmingham Stage Company’s adaptations of Walliams’ previous novels Awful Auntie and Gangsta Granny.
Announcing the London run, Walliams said: ‘I absolutely loved the BSC's terrific productions of Gangsta Granny and Awful Auntie so I can't wait to see their brand-new production of Billionaire Boy! It promises to be a brilliant show.’
Foster added: ‘We are delighted to be working with David Walliams on his amazing story about a boy searching for friendship in a world where true relationships can be elusive and it’s fantastic to be bringing our third BSC/Walliams production to London for Christmas.’
The production will have designs by Jackie Trousdale, lighting by Jason Taylor, sound by Nick Sagar and music by Jak Poore.
Billionaire Boy tickets are available now.
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