Outside Garrick theatre before the billionaire boy west end performance

Billionaire Boy West End Show Review

Billionaire Boy West End Show

We were invited to the press event of David Walliams ‘Billionaire Boy West End Show’ adapted from his hit book. This show is playing at the Garrick Theatre in Leicester until 22nd August 2021 before it goes on tour across the country.

The Story

The story of the Billionaire Boy is about a teenage boy ‘Joe Spud’, played by Matthew Gordon. A truly loveable character, who faces the hardship of finding a true friend. He is the boy that has it all, he is the richest boy in the country, yet he doesn’t have the one thing he truly wants, and that’s a friend. Scared and embarrassed to tell people that he is son of the Bum Fresh toilet paper Billionaire. Joe tries to meet friends by hiding this fact to try and find a genuine friendship. He finds himself joining a new school in the hope of finding a true friend.

Eden standing outside the billionaire boy west end show at Garrick theatre
Little Miss Eden rose holding the billionaire boy book at the west end stage

The Show

The stage design of the Billionaire Boy was very clever. It uses stacks of toilet roll and boxes that opened up to reveal different parts of the set. This was an ingenious way of completely transforming the stage from Bum Fresh Towers Mansion into the school, canteen or another scene from the book.

With a fairly small cast, many of the Billionaire Boy team juggle several different roles. Quickly switching costumes and wigs within minutes to transform their selves into yet another character.

The theatre production of the Billionaire Boy is a hilarious show to watch with songs that will have you belly laughing and singing along. The ‘Bum Fresh’ song will definitely stick in your mind long after the show has finished. We laughed out loud throughout the production of Billionaire Boy. 

The school cook, played by Emma Matthews was one of our favourite characters, creating disgusting school dinners for the children to eat. She had us in tears of laughter as she fanned her crotch with a colander during her performance! This is definitely a super funny, family friendly show, all ages will love it. Definitely a must see family West End Show.

The cast on stage at billionaire boy west end show
Billionaire Boy Live on Stage 2021 by David Walliams from Birmingham Stage Company CAST 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
Joe from billionaire boy with school cook on stage

How to book

Tickets are available at The Garrick Theatre in London until 22nd August 2021 before touring the country. Visit Nimax Theatres website to book your tickets online.

Frequently asked questions:

What are the age restriction? The production is recommended for 5 years plus.

When is the show running until? Billionaire Boy West End show is running until 22nd August 2021.

How much are tickets? Tickets start at £19.50.

What is the running time? The show runs for 2 hours and 10 minutes including the interval.

Where is Billionaire Boy showing? The Garrick Theatre, 2 Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0HH.

For kids days out in London, why not check out The Terrible Thames Boat Tour.

Little Miss Eden rose meeting David Walliams at the billionaire boy west end performance

We were lucky enough to meet David Walliams and get our book signed at our viewing of Billionaire Boy, what a treat!

We were invited to the press viewing of the Billionaire Boy West End Show but all of my comments and opinions are strictly my own.

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