Billionaire Boy

“Shiny pop tunes…a great script with topical gags, bum jokes, but also a smart self-awareness. Silly enough for children and witty enough for adults.

20 November, 2018 - 06 January, 2019

  • wheelchair access
  • signed perfomance
  • hearing enhancement
  • audio description
  • assistance dogs
  • relaxed performance

A Nuffield Southampton Theatres production in association with Belgrade Theatre Coventry

Billionaire Boy The Musical

Christmas Musical at NST City

Adapted by Jon Brittain

Music  by Miranda Cooper and Nick Coler

Directed by Luke Sheppard

Designed by Gabriella Slade

Casting by Annelie Powell CDG

Show! How?: Wed 5 Dec after 10:30am performance
Relaxed Performance: Thurs 13 Dec 10:30am
Backstage Tour: Sat 5 Jan 2019 11:00am
Access performance: Audio Described and BSL interpreted  Sat 5 Jan 2019 2:00pm


Running time: 2 hours and 10 minutes (including the interval)


Imagine being the wealthiest child in the land!

One-day factory worker Len Spud invents a new loo roll “Bum Fresh - wet on one side, dry on the other”. The wiping-wonder is an instant hit. Len, and his son Joe, become overnight billionaires, turning their lives upside down.

Whilst Mr Spud spends, spends, spends on fast cars, 100-inch TVs, and lavish gifts for his glamorous new girlfriend, Sapphire Stone, Joe is left to fend for himself.

In the unforgiving world of the school playground, things are about to get more complicated. With his new best friend, Bob, at his side, Joe navigates an assult course of school bullies and dangerously inedible canteen food. To make matters worse, is the impossibly pretty new girl Lauren all that she appears to be?

But can money really buy happiness? This hilarious new musical is a triumphant treat for the whole family, based on the bestselling book by David Walliams, and presented by the NST team following their award-winning “whisker-licking treat” Fantastic Mr Fox.

It’s an absolute must-see for theatregoers of any age who love upbeat, feel-good musicals.

A perfect family show at Christmas.


“A warm witty musical”

Financial Times



"It’s more alive and enjoyable than any other Walliams show I’ve seen"

The Times


"The most enjoyable David Walliams stage adaptation yet."

Dominic Maxwell, The Times



“The score is terrific: a peppy mix of electro pop, pop, power ballads and funky rhythmic rock largely played by guitar-toting pupils”

Daily Telegraph


"Jon Brittain’s adaptation, as directed by Luke Sheppard, cleverly conveys Walliams’s authorial playfulness."

The Observer



“The real genius of the creative team…is their uncanny ability to mix moments of poignancy and unbridled joy with humour”

 Musical Theatre Review



 “One of the theatrical highlights of the year”

The Stage



 “Walliams declared the show a smash-hit. He’s probably right”

What's On Stage


“Stunning show, which is very much in the Matilda mould”

Daily Echo

See What Audiences Had to Say



David Walliams


Jon Brittain

Writer and Lyricist

Miranda Cooper

Composer & Lyricist

Nick Coler

Composer and Co-Orchestrator

Luke Sheppard


Benjamin Holder

Musical Supervisor and Co-Orchestrator

Gabriella Slade

Set and Costume Designer

Nic Farman

Lighting Designer

Paul Gatehouse

Sound Designer

Tom Jackson Greaves


Annelie Powell

Casting Director

Ian Nicholson

Assistant Director

Teddy Clements

Performance Musical Director / Ensemble

Justin Allin

Costume Supervisor

Tom Horton

Production Manager

Chris Peterson

Company Stage Manager

Karen Habens

Deputy Stage Manager

Sam Marshall

Acting Assistant Stage Manager


Teddy Clements

Teddy Clements

Performance Musical Director/Ensemble

Ryan Heenan

Ryan Heenan

Joe Spud

Avita Jay

Avita Jay


Eleanor Kane

Eleanor Kane


Lem Knights

Lem Knights


Jared Leathwood

Jared Leathwood

Dave Grubb

Natalie Morgan

Natalie Morgan

Sue Grubb

Daisy Noir

Daisy Noir


Dean Nolan

Dean Nolan

Len Spud

Sophia Nomvete

Sophia Nomvete

Bob's Mum (Gwen)