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David Walliams' Billionaire Boy


A musical that is certain to become a family favourite, David Walliams’ Billionaire Boy is filled with all the hilarity and brilliance of the original book! Join Joe and his father Mr. Spud as they transform into the richest family in the country overnight. Amongst all the comical scenes and characters, the play subtly explores the extent to which money can buy happiness.

Why Watch David Walliams' Billionaire Boy

David Walliams needs no introduction. His success as an actor, writer, comedian, and British television star is unrivalled. Over 25 million copies of his children’s books have been sold worldwide and continue to be read to this day. With a writing style that is closely associated with the iconic Roald Dahl, Walliams’ tremendously successful stories including Awful Auntie and Gangsta Grandma have already taken the stages of London by storm.

Published in October 2010 by HarperCollins and authored by David Walliams, Billionaire Boy has risen to become one of Britain’s most loved children’s fictions. It went on to be broadcasted on BBC television in January 2016 after receiving a slew of 5-star reviews. This stage adaptation of the book will be presented at the London’s Bloomsbury Theatre this winter, bringing all of Walliams’ characters to life on stage for the first time.

The Story

When a factory worker named Leonard Spud invents a new kind of toilet paper, he finds immediate success and becomes a billionaire overnight. With millions of orders coming in every day, Mr. Spud is unsure of how his money should be spent. As a result, he goes on a purchasing spree and buys massive televisions, luxurious cars, and glamorous gifts for his girlfriend Sapphire Stone. Unfortunately, not much has changed for Spud’s son Joe, who is compelled to fend for himself at his local school. With his friend Bob beside him, Joe fights off school bullies and forces repulsive canteen food down his throat. Can Joe impress Lauren, the new girl at school? What is she hiding? Can money truly purchase happiness?

Watch this exceptional musical at Bloomsbury Theatre and find out!

Good For

Family Audiences | Fans of David Walliams | Lovers of Comedies


“The musical adaptation of David Walliams’s tale of Joe Spud, the richest boy in the country, has plenty to sing about.”
- The Guardian

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Know Before You Go

Show Details

The show will run for a limited season from 13 December 2019 to 5 January 2020.

Show Timings

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Written by
David Walliams

Additional Information

Available Facilities
Wheelchair Accessible
In-house Bar

Outside Food
Strictly prohibited. If you'd like to grab a meal before or after the show, check out our guide to the 30 Best Restaurants in the Theater District.

Dress Code
Smart and casual wear is recommended. Keep in mind, the theater is air conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.

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Strict Cancellation Policy

This experience cannot be cancelled, amended or rescheduled.

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My Tickets

You will receive an email confirmation along with your mobile voucher shortly after you book the tickets. You will need to display a photo ID along with your voucher at the Theatre's Box Office to collect your tickets.

Theatre Address

Bloomsbury Theatre, 15 Gordon Street, London, WC1H 0AH

Getting There

By Bus: Take buses 18, 30, 205, 390, N73, or N205 and get off at Euston Station (Stop H). The theatre is a short 3-minute walk from this bus stop.

By Tube: Take the Circle, Hammersmith & City, or Metropolitan lines to Euston Station. The theatre is a 4-minute walk from this station.

This ticket is valid for the date selected at the time of booking.

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