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What to expect

  • From the award-winning West End producers of Gangsta Granny comes a new production of David Walliams' best-selling story Billionaire Boy.
  • Grab your Billionaire Boy tickets and head to the Garrick Theatre for a heartwarming, rip-roaring tale of a boy who swaps the wild world of robot dogs, pet crocodiles, and endless pocket money for a much simpler life.
  • Starring Matthew Gordon and Benedict Martin as father-son duo Joe and Len, it's packed full of incredible up-and-coming West End talent.

Since its release in 2010, David Walliams' Billionaire Boy has made a home for itself on every family's bookshelf, and was adapted to film in 2016 too.  After a smash-hit run of Gangsta Granny, the Birmingham Stage Company are delighted to present this amazing new production of Billionaire Boy, and it's a match made in heaven. With hilarious moments, a heartwarming message, and ever-ridiculous characters, it's set to be another roaring success.

Joe Spud playing video games in Billionaire Boy.

Billionaire Boy Joe Spud is twelve years old, and also happens to be the richest boy in the country. His dad invented a new toilet roll and now they're über-rich. The boy billionaire gets £100,000 a week pocket money, owns a sports car, an orangutan butler, 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 comp, but things don't quite go to plan...

Follow Joe as his life becomes a rollercoaster and he discovers that money doesn't buy happiness. Grab your Billionaire Boy tickets now for a priceless day out.

What to know before you go

  • Billionaire Boy is suitable for ages 5+ but is recommended for ages 7 and up.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult in the Garrick Theatre. Under-16s must sit next to the accompanying adult.
  • All audience members must have their own ticket.
  • Wheelchair-accessible seating is in the Dress Circle, at street level. The wheelchair space is in the centre of row E, and surrounding seats are available for companions.
  • Report to the main entrance on arrival and a member of staff will provide a portable ramp to assist wheelchair users over the two steps to the Dress Circle.
  • The rest of the theatre can only be reached by stairs and there is no lift.
  • The theatre has a Williams Sound hearing assistance system. Headsets are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • If you have a guide dog, the end of a row may be the most comfortable place to sit. Alternatively, there is a dog-sitting service available during performances.
  • Toilets can be found on all levels, including a fully adapted toilet accessible to all.
  • The theatre opens 45 minutes before each performance.
  • Three theatre bars can be found in the Stalls, Dress Circle and Grand Circle.
  • There are plenty of family-friendly restaurants close to the Garrick Theatre, including a Bill's at St Martin's Courtyard, and tons more options in nearby Covent Garden, with Nando's, Shake Shack, Ping Pong, Homeslice and Masala Zone only a short walk away.

Getting there

  • Billionaire Boy is running at the Garrick Theatre on Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0HH, in the heart of London's West End.
  • The closest stations are Leicester Square (Northern and Piccadilly lines) and Charing Cross (Bakerloo and Northern lines and National Rail services), both within a five-minute walk.
  • Lots of bus routes serve the area including numbers 3, 6, 9, 12, 13, 15, 23, 24, 29, 30, 91 and 139; all dropping you within a five-minute walk.
  • Be aware that the theatre is within the Congestion Charge Zone, which is pretty pricey at £15 per day.
  • Q-Park Chinatown on Newport Place is a four-minute walk away and is part of the Q-Park Theatreland Parking Scheme, which allows you to save 50% on parking after 12pm for up to four hours. Just validate your Q-Park car park ticket at the theatre box office and the car park machine will automatically take 50% off upon exit.
  • The NCP on Brewer Street is just under a ten-minute walk away.

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