David Walliam's patented child-like comedic magic is going to fill the Wyvern Theatre as his third book Billionaire Boy is being brought to life. 

The show, which is heading to Swindon in February, is the third of his children's books to be adapted for stage following the success of Gangsta Granny and Awful Auntie. 

Something that the comic and television personality says he never gets tried of seeing

“It’s the most brilliant thing, seeing a book that you’ve written come to life on stage”, he explains.

“You feel like a magician because what was in your head is somehow now all real, right in front of you, so it is a very exciting thing.

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The masterminds behind the previous two adaptions, Birmingham Stage Company, will be the ones once again bringing something that was once in David's mind to life with Billionaire Boy. 

"The Birmingham Stage Company have already done two incredible adaptations of my books, Gangsta Granny and Awful Auntie, both of which went round the country a few times, came into London and got great reviews," David said. 

"Audiences loved the shows and came back and back and back, so I’m really excited that a third book of mine is in their hands!

Billionaire Boy tells the story of Joe Spud, who is twelve years old and the richest boy in the country. He has his own sports car, two crocodiles as pets and £100,000 a week pocket money. 

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 go as planned for Joe and life becomes a rollercoaster as he tries find what money can't buy.

“The thing is that when I write the books, I’m not thinking much beyond them being books. And, of course, in children’s books you want to have lots of really exciting things happening like helicopters and fast cars and I know that does create problems for people staging it," David added. 

"But the brilliant thing about theatre is that with imagination, anything can be done.

"And what a magnificent show! If this production was on Britain’s Got Talent, I’d be giving it the Golden Buzzer! It couldn’t be better!" Said an enthused Walliams. 

The tour is suitable for children aged five and over, can be seen at the Wyvern Theatre in Swindon from Wed 23 – Sat 26 February 2022.

Tickets are available from https://swindontheatres.co.uk/Online/tickets-billionaire-boy-swindon-2020