David Walliams’ Billionaire Boy comes to Yvonne Arnaud Theatre

Bestselling children’s author David Walliams and award-winning Birmingham Stage Company have teamed up for a brand-new tour of their hit West End production of Billionaire Boy, coming to the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre from Thursday 4 to Saturday 6 August.

This stage adaptation of David Walliams’ children’s book is their third collaboration after the Olivier Award nominated Gangsta Granny and acclaimed Awful Auntie productions.

Billionaire Boy tells the story of Joe Spud, who is twelve years old and the richest boy in the country. He has his own sports car, two crocodiles as pets and £100,000 a week pocket money. But what Joe doesn’t have is a friend. So he decides to leave his posh school and start at the local comp. But things don’t go as planned for Joe and life becomes a rollercoaster as he tries find what money can’t buy! David Walliams said: ‘What a magnificent show! If this production as on Britain’s Got Talent, I’d be giving it the Golden Buzzer! It couldn’t be better!’

David Walliams has celebrated more than ten years of writing success with global sales exceeding forty-five million copies, and his books have been translated into fifty-five languages. David’s titles have spent 138 weeks (non-consecutive) at the top of the children’s charts – more than any other children’s author ever. He closed 2018 as the UK’s biggest-selling author for the second year running. Billionaire Boy started life as a David Walliams novel for children in 2010, published by HarperCollins Children’s Books, and filmed for the BBC in 2016.

Neal Foster is the adapter and director of Billionaire Boy. He is the Actor/Manager of The Birmingham Stage Company which since its foundation in 1992 has staged over one hundred productions. The company has become one of the world’s leading producers of theatre for children and their families, including Horrible Histories: Live on Stage for sixteen years in the UK and internationally.

For more information and to book tickets, visit: Yvonne-Arnaud.co.uk. Alternatively, contact the Box Office on 01483 44 00 00 (Monday-Saturday, 10.00am to 5.00pm).