Lancashire Times
A Voice of the North
Graham Clark
Features Writer
12:35 PM 25th February 2021

David Walliams Billionaire Boy Drives Into The North This Spring

The bestselling children’s author David Walliams, the award-winning Birmingham Stage Company and Coalition Agency have teamed up for a brand-new COVID-safe Car Park Party production of Billionaire Boy, coming to Leeds, Middlesbrough and Manchester this spring.

Billionaire Boy started life as a David Walliams novel for children in 2010, published by HarperCollins Children’s Books. In 2016 it was adapted into a BBC production and has since become a firm Christmas television favourite.

David Walliams said:

“I am delighted that families will have the opportunity to see some live theatre again. The show is hilarious and I hope spreads some happiness in these difficult times.”

Car Park Party was launched summer 2020 and quickly became the nation’s favourite family drive in with Horrible Histories ‘Barmy Britain’. It then helped to save Christmas with the hugely successful Car Park Panto, performing Horrible Christmasto 40,000 family members in their cars across 16 wintery towns and cities.

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, £100k a week pocket money 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 comprehensive. But things don't go as planned for Joe and life becomes a rollercoaster as he tries find the one thing money can't buy.

Tickets are on sale from Thursday 4th February 2021 priced at £49.50 per car plus £2.50 booking fee.

Tickets & T&C’s are available at

Performance times: 2pm & 5pm

Saturday 1st May - Manchester, AJ Bell Stadium (2pm & 5pm)
Sunday 2nd May - Leeds, Harewood House (11am)
Monday 3rd May - Middlesbrough Riverside Stadium (11am)