You may know that my eldest is somewhat of a bookworm and he loves reading those of David Walliams! I think he’s read all of his books including Billionaire Boy.
Billionaire Boy is a story all about Joe Spud, who is a boy and a billionaire! He has everything (and I mean everything) that he could ever want! That is, apart from a friend. Can money buy you a friend?
We love a trip to the theatre and we were so excited to be invited to the press night showing of Billionaire Boy. Joshua had been so excited leading up to it, he invited his cousin along to. I didn’t really know the story, but I do love anything theatrical!
From start to finish the pure delight on the children’s face made my night! The enjoyment they got from the show was lovely to watch and they were both in hysterics for most of it. During the interval they were discussing how the play follows the story and what they think is going to happen next.
It is silly, really silly, that’s why the kids love it so much! It’s full of bum jokes (about bottoms) enough to keep them both giggling all the way home. But it’s so much more than just silliness. There were some fantastic musical numbers in the show that oozed talent and plenty of energy. It was only a small cast with most actors playing several parts which only added to the humour and the outright silliness!
When I asked my son what was his favourite part or parts of the show, he always mentions Raj, the friendly shop keeper played by Tuhin Chisti. He was a very funny character.
It was a great show overall and it was lovely to watch it with my 9 year old. He loved the jokes about loo roll, purple bums and the ‘Bum Fresh’. I loved the lovely moral fibre of the story – it’s not money that makes you happy, it’s family and friends!
Billionaire Boy is at the Palace theatre Manchester now until Saturday 12th March 2022. Get your tickets here.