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Billionaire Boy Musical

Billionaire Boy the Musical at the Garrick theatre London review 2021

Billionaire Boy the Musical is playing at the Garrick theatre in London. I went along to have a look at the latest London musical based on the book by David Walliams. I was completely surprised by the show! It’s heartwarming, funny, full of jokes including the odd bit that may go over the Kids heads.

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What is the billionaire boy story about? 

Billionaire boy is based on the billionaire boy book by David Walliams. It is a heartwarming and funny tale about a boy of a billionaire called Joe. Father and son Len and Joe Spud have very little, but overnight they become billionaires when Len (Joes dad ) invents a new loo roll called Bum Fresh. This great tale tells a good moral story that money can’t buy you love.

The story starts with Joe changing schools. He was bullied at his old school so he sets about trying to make new friends and learns a lot in the process.

Billionaire Boy Live on Stage 2021 by David Walliams Photo credit Mark Douet

It is a really lovely story with strong moral values 

My Thoughts on Billionaire Boy the musical

Walliams is the roald dahl of the times and his unique quirky ways are funny and hilarious. I found myself laughing out loud at some of the quotes especially Mrs Tratt the dinner lady. Imagine being served cockroach cake or blue tac pie for school dinner! This was my first theatre show by Walliams so I was not sure what to expect. I took my son who studies performing arts and although he was 16 he absolutely loved it. Being a theatre lover myself I love to try all sorts of different shows and although Billionaire Boy Is aimed at younger children I was pleasantly surprised! It had a great storyline, it was engaging, fast paced and funny. All of the songs were catchy and after few choruses you could tap your feet or learn the words.

Billionaire Boy Live on Stage 2021 by David Walliams Mrs Tratt the dinner lady.
Billionaire Boy Live on Stage 2021 by David Walliams Mrs Tratt the dinner lady.

Who are the cast of Billionaire Boy Live on Stage 2021 by David Walliams?

There is such a great cast for Billionaire Boy Live on Stage 2021. The cast were great there was some great acting on set with many of the cast taking a few different characters on so easily.

Billionaire Boy Live on Stage 2021 by David Walliams from Birmingham Stage Company CAST. Photo credit Mark Douet
Billionaire Boy Live on Stage 2021 by David Walliams from Birmingham Stage Company CAST. Photo credit Mark Douet

The cast are from Birmingham Stage Company the cast is as follows;

Joe -Matthew Gordon Dad – Benedict Martin Raj – Irfan Damani Mrs Trafe – Emma Matthews Jayden – Matthew Chase Sapphire – Rosie Coles Bob – Jake Lomas Understudy – Raj Swamy Understudy – Mared Lewis CREATIVE TEAM Adapter and Director – Neal Foster Designer – Jackie Trousdale Lighting Designer – Jason Taylor Composer – Jak Poore Sound Designer – Nick Sagar Choreographers – Paul Chantry & Rae Piper of Chantry Dance Assistant to the Director – Alison Fitzjohn Design Assistant/s – Millie Else & Maisie Jackaman Casting – Kay Magson Production Manager – Adrian Littlejohns

The billionaire Boy musical set

The set was really inventive on stage. The large Loo roll palace of ‘bum fresh towers’ was made up of moving cubes and boxes filled with different stage changers. For instance one set of boxes would open up to have chandeliers for the dining room scene. Later the boxes opened up with park signs and rubbish bins. Perhaps the best was the helicopter scene which I haven’t seen on stage since Miss Saigon!

Th helicopter scene on Billionaire Boy Live on Stage 2021 by David Walliams  Photo credit Mark Douet
Billionaire Boy Live on Stage 2021 by David Walliams from Birmingham Stage Company Photo credit Mark Douet

The Garrick theatre 

How was it being in the theatre since COVID? Temperature checks and masks were asked to be worn by adults in this socially distanced venue. You can order drinks and snacks by your phone and have them delivered to your seat.

Billionaire boy review playing at the Garrick theatre London

Who is billionaire boy suited to?

Its great for all ages from around 6 up to your grandma! It’s perfect for a kid’s introduction in to the world of theatre to get a real taste of live shows. It also goes without saying that it is a great show for anyone that is a fan of David Walliams and his books. You will not be disappointed if you have not read the book and just want to see a nice feel good theatre show.

Billionaire Boy is a great show for any theatre lover!

When Can I see Billionaire Boy until?

Billionaire Boy the Musical is playing at the Garrick Theatre in London until 22nd August 2021. It then goes on a nationwide tour in 2022.

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