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Billionaire Boy

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Birmingham Stage Company presents
DAVID WALLIAMS’ BILLIONAIRE BOY
The Olympia Theatre
Wednesday 5th to Sunday 9th February 2020

**Tickets onsale NOW**

THAT’S RICH! A NEW PRODUCTION OF DAVID WALLIAMS’ BILLIONAIRE BOY IS COMING TO DUBLIN

The bestselling children’s author David Walliams and the award-winning Birmingham Stage Company have teamed up again for a brand-new production of Billionaire Boy. This will be their third collaboration after the Olivier Award nominated Gangsta Granny and acclaimed Awful Auntie productions. Billionaire Boy started life as a David Walliams novel for children in 2010, published by HarperCollins Children’s Books, and was filmed for the BBC in 2016.

As part of a major tour, the stage adaptation can be seen at The Olympia Theatre in Dublin from Wednesday 5th to Sunday 9th February 2020.

Tickets priced from €18 including booking fee & €1 restoration levy on sale NOW via Ticketmaster.ie, usual Ticketmaster outlets nationwide (list here) including The Olympia Theatre Box Office, and by calling Ticketmaster at The Olympia Phone Bookings on 0818 719 330.

Special rates for schools, 11am shows on Thursday 6th & Friday 7th February, one teacher will go free with every 10 tickets sold. For more information, contact groups@olympia.ie

The fees for this event include a €1.00 restoration levy. The restoration levy will allow The Olympia Theatre to invest in maintaining and enhancing the theatre to ensure that it continues to consistently deliver the highest quality experience for theatre goers, actors, performers & producers.

Billionaire Boy is suitable for ages 5 +. Under 14's must be accompanied by an adult, Over 18's ID required to gain access to the bars where alcohol is served. 

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While still TBC, we expect the show to be roughly 2 hours including interval. Approximate times as follows:

Wednesday 5th February 2020, doors 6pm, show 7pm
Thursday 6th February 2020, doors 10am, show 11am
Thursday 6th February 2020, doors 6pm, show 7pm
Friday 7th February 2020, doors 10am, show 11am
Friday 7th February 2020, doors 6pm, show 7pm
Saturday 8th February 2020, doors 1:30pm, show 2:30pm
Saturday 8th February 2020, doors 6pm, show 7pm
Sunday 9th February 2020, doors 10am, show 11am
Sunday 9th February 2020, doors 2pm, show 3pm

Please note, times subject to change as always and should be used as a guideline only.
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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!

Joe Spud

David Walliams said: "I absolutely loved the BSC's terrific productions of Gangsta Granny and Awful Auntie so I can't wait to see their brand-new production of Billionaire Boy! It promises to be a brilliant show!"

David Walliams has become one of today’s most influential writers. Since the publication of his first novel, The Boy in the Dress (2008), illustrated by the iconic Sir Quentin Blake, David Walliams has celebrated more than ten years of writing success with global sales exceeding thirty-two million copies, and his books have been translated into fifty-three 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. In addition to his fiction, David has worked with Tony Ross on six picture books as well as three bestselling short-story collections, The World’s Worst Children.

David Walliams

Neal Foster is the adapter and director of Billionaire Boy. He is the Actor/Manager of The Birmingham Stage Company whichsince its foundation in 1992 has staged over eighty 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 fourteen years in the UK, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Qatar, Bahrain, Hong Kong, Singapore, New Zealand and Australia. Neal has written and directed all of the most recent Horrible Histories shows including the Barmy Britain series seen in the West End, across the UK, and abroad. Billionaire Boy will be his third David Walliams stage show after Gangsta Granny and Awful Auntie. In 2019 he directed the world premiere of Tom Gates which he also adapted alongside author of the books, Liz Pichon.

Billionaire Boy is adapted and directed by Neal Foster, designed by Jackie Trousdale, lighting by Jason Taylor, sound by Nick Sagar and music by Jak Poore.

Billionaire Boy

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