A brand-new musical adapted from David Walliams’ hit book, Billionaire Boy is coming to Cardiff’s New Theatre, just in time for half-term! Written by Miranda Cooper and Nick Coler, the show is on its world-premiere tour and has received rave reviews from audiences around the UK.
In Billionaire Boy the Musical, factory worker Len Spud invents a new loo roll “Bum Fresh – wet on one side, dry on the other.” The wiping-wonder is an instant hit. Len, and his son Joe, become overnight billionaires, turning their lives upside down.
Whilst Mr Spud spends, spends, spends on fast cars, 100-inch TVs, and lavish gifts for his glamorous new girlfriend, Sapphire Diamond, Joe is left to fend for himself.
In the unforgiving world of the school playground, things are about to get more complicated. With his new best friend, Bob, at his side, Joe navigates an assault course of school bullies and dangerously inedible canteen food. To make matters worse, is the impossibly pretty, new girl Lauren all that she appears to be?
This hilarious new musical adaptation is a triumphant treat for the whole family, based on the bestselling book by David Walliams, and presented by the Nuffield Southampton Theatres (NST) following their award-winning “whisker – licking treat” Fantastic Mr Fox.
The full cast for this world première stage adaptation includes Ryan Heenan (Joe Spud), Avita Jay (Sapphire / Raj), Eleanor Kane (Lauren), Lem Knights (Bob), Jared Leathwood (Dave Grubb), Natalie Morgan (Sue Grubb), Dean Nolan (Len Spud) and Sophia Nomvete (Bob’s Mum Gwen).
Billionaire Boy the Musical plays at the New Theatre from Tuesday 26 February until Saturday 2 March 2019. Tickets are available from the Box Office on (029) 2087 8889 and newtheatrecardiff.co.uk.