The theatre company has confirmed that its production of David Walliams’ Billionaire Boy will make its West End premiere alongside the world premiere of Horrible Histories: Barmy Britain – Part Five! this Summer.
It has been confirmed that Birmingham Stage Company will be bringing two productions to the West End this Summer.
The West End premiere of the stage adaptation of David Walliams’ Billionaire Boy is set to take place at the Garrick Theatre from the 17th July until the 22nd August. It follows on from the stage adaptation of the award-winning Gangsta Granny in 2017.
Published in 2010, Billionaire Boy tells the story of Joe Spud who is the richest boy in the country. He has his own sports car, £100k a week pocket money and two crocodiles as pets. 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. Talking about the stage adaptation, David Walliams said: “I am absolutely delighted this fantastic family show of my book is coming to the West End. It is really funny and I can’t wait to see it again.”
In addition to this, the Birmingham Stage Company has also announced the world premiere of Horrible Histories: Barmy Britain – Part Five!, which will run at the Apollo Theatre from the 29th July until the 28th August. Marking the 10th anniversary since since the original record-breaking Barmy opened in the West End, this new addition to the Horrible Histories stage productions will introduce audiences to even more characters from throughout history.
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