Billionaire Boy for Edinburgh

September 29, 2019 | By | Reply More

Adds Playhouse dates to UK tour

The musical adaptation of David Walliams’ best selling story Billionaire Boy has been announced for a three day run at the Edinburgh Playhouse in September 2020.

Produced by the company behind the adaptations of Walliams’ Gangsta Granny and Awful Auntie, the production has just opened in the Capitol Theatre, Horsham, and is now on tour for 15 months, including stops at the Glasgow King’s in January, Eden Court in February and the Playhouse from 10 to 12 September 2020.

Publicity image for Billionaire Boy

Billionaire Boy, which was also made into a one-off TV special on CBBC, follows 12 year-old Joe Spud, son of a toilet paper billionaire 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 comprehensive. But things don’t go as planned for Joe and life becomes a rollercoaster as he tries to find what money can’t buy.

Walliams, who featured as dreaded dinner lady Mrs Trafe in the TV adaptation, says of the new stage show: “It is the most brilliant thing seeing a book you have written come to life, either on television of on stage. You feel like a magician because what was in your head is somehow now all real.

“I think the best things for children work for the adults too. I always try to make the books entertaining for the grownups to read to their kids. I know the stage show is going to have loads of laughs for grownups too.”

Appropriate

With the Birmingham Stage Company now on its third Walliams adaptation, director and adaptor Neal Foster says: “There couldn’t be a story that is more appropriate for what children are going through at the moment.

“We have got all these things that are supposed to be important – money and fame and social media – and actually the only thing that is really important is family and friends. And that is what Joe is trying to discover.”

Walliams adds: I think this could be the most fun show of all because in a way I think this is the most comic one. This is the one with the emphasis really on jokes and silly situations. Obviously the whole thing is quite surreal, you know, someone having all that money. So, I think it is going to be a really fun theatre show, I can’t wait to see it.”

Listings

Billionaire Boy
Edinburgh Playhouse, 18 – 22 Greenside Place, EH1 3AA.
Thursday 10 – Saturday 12 September 2019
Evenings: 7pm; Matinees: Thurs 1.30pm & Sat 2pm.
Tickets and details: Book here.

Glasgow Kings, 297 Bath St, Glasgow, G2 4JN
Wednesday 15 – Sunday 19 January 2020
Wed – Sat: 7pm; Mats Thurs 1.30pm, Fri 10.30am, Sat 2.30pm, Sun 11am & 3pm.
Tickets and details: Book here.

Billionaire Boy on tour:
3 – 5 Oct 19 Bath
Theatre Royal
01225 448844 Book online
9 – 12 Oct 19 Hull
New Theatre
01482 300300 Book online
16 – 19 Oct 19 Northampton
Royal and Derngate
01604 624811 Book online
23 – 26 Oct 19 High Wycombe
Swan Theatre
01494 512000 Book online
30 Oct – 2 Nov 19 Richmond
Theatre
0844 8717651 Book online
6 – 10 Nov 19 Darlington
Hippodrome
01325 405405 Book online
13 – 16 Nov 19 Dartford
Orchard Theatre
01322 220000 Book online
20 – 23 Nov 19 Birmingham
The Alexandra Theatre
08448 713011 On Sale Soon
4 – 07 Dec 19 Oxford
New Theatre
0844 871 3020 Book online
14 Dec 19 to 5 Jan 20 Bloomsbury
Theatre
020 3108 1000 Book online
15 – 19 Jan 20 Glasgow
King’s Theatre
0844 871 7648 Book online
23 – 26 Jan 20 Southend
Cliff’s Pavilion
01702 351135 Book online
29 Jan – 2 Feb 20 Bromley
The Churchill Theatre
020 3285 6000 Book online
5 – 9 Feb 20 Dublin
Olympia Theatre
0818 719 330 / 0844 847 2455 Book online
12 – 16 Feb 20 Hertford
Theatre
01992 531500 Book online
19 – 22 Feb 20 Windsor
Theatre Royal
01753 853 888 Book online
26 – 29 Feb 20 Inverness
Eden Court
01463 234 234 Book online
4 – 8 Mar 20 Leicester
De Montfort Hall
0116 233 3111 Book online
11 – 15 Mar 20 Blackpool
Winter Gardens
0844 856 1111 Book online
18 – 22 Mar 20 Peterborough
New Theatre
01733 852 992 Book online
25 – 28 Mar 20 Aberdeen
His Majesty’s Theatre
01224 641122 Book online
31 Mar – 4 Apr 20 Bradford
The Alhambra Theatre
01274 432000 Book online
14 – 18 Apr 20 Buxton
Opera House
01298 72190 Book online
30 Apr – 3 May 20 Worthing
Pavilion Theatre
01903 206206 Book online
6 – 9 May 20 York
Grand Opera House
08448 713024 Book online
14 – 17 May 20 Shrewsbury
Theatre Severn
01743 281281 Book online
27 – 31 May 20 Liverpool
Empire
0844 871 3017 Book online
10 – 14 Jun 20 Nottingham
Theatre Royal
0115 9895555 Book online
8 – 11 Jul 20 Manchester
Opera House
0844 8713018 Book online
10 – 12 Sep 20 Edinburgh
Playhouse Theatre
0844 871 3014 Book online
14 – 18 Oct 20 Carlisle
Sands Centre
01228 633766 Book online
21 – 24 Oct 20 Bristol
Hippodrome
0844 871 3012 Book online
4 – 7 Nov 20 Milton Keynes
Theatre
0844 871 7652 Book online

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