David Walliams’ best-selling children’s book  Billionaire Boy comes to life on stage in an original Australian adaptation by playwright Maryam Master from 6 – 14 April at Arts Centre Melbourne’s Playhouse.

This touching and often hilarious story explores the themes of wealth, poverty, friendship, bullying and the rocky road to happiness. 12-year old Joe Spud has everything a boy could ever want; a golden underwater Ferrari, a butler, even his very own cinema. Joe and his dad have more money than anyone could imagine, but what Joe really wants is a friend. Billionaire Boy delivers a positive message about friendship and explores the idea that money can’t buy happiness.

From the team behind Mr Stink and The 13-, 26-, 52- and 78-Storey Treehouses,  CDP Theatre Producers has an unsurpassed track record for developing new productions and for producing some of the best theatrical entertainment in Australia. CDP was recently described by The Age as “a reliable and prolific source of high-quality children’s theatre” and tours work throughout Australia, New Zealand and internationally. CDP is the proud winner of a number of awards including two Sydney Theatre Awards for Best Production for Children, a Drama Victoria Award, two Drover Awards, an Edinburgh Fringe First and a Helpmann Award.

This show is part of Arts Centre Melbourne’s 2019 Summer Autumn Families program. Arts Centre Melbourne’s year-round Families Program was launched in August 2009 and has grown in reputation to become a highly respected program both in Australia and internationally. Featuring free events, intimate and large-scale performances from some of the world’s most respected companies and a diverse range of interactive workshops, the program is much-loved by families from across the state.

April 6 – 14