Fans of David Walliams will be excited to learn that Trumpington Meadows nature reserve in Cambridge will host an outdoor adaptation of one of his best-loved books.
On Sunday 6 August top touring open-air theatre company, Heartbreak Productions, will present their brand new adaptation Billionaire Boy. Hot on the heels of Heartbreak’s sell-out tour of Walliams’ Ratburger last summer, Billionaire Boy tells the uproarious story of 12-year-old billionaire Joe Spud, proud owner of almost everything a boy could wish for – including a cinema, a bowling alley and an orang-utan butler – but lacking the one thing he really craves: a friend.
Having fallen on hard times, Joe and his father, former Bum Fresh toilet roll supremo Len Spud, will be holding a garage sale in the heart of Trumpington Meadows, where they will be selling the last of their belongings in order to buy some food. Sweetshop owner Raj will be on hand to sell off his as-new stock at unbelievable prices, and there may even be some refreshments available for the grown-ups too. Maddy Kerr, Heartbreak’s founder and producer, said: “We’re thrilled to be bringing David Walliams’ wonderful story to Cambridge as guests of the Wildlife Trust. The wildflower meadows of Trumpington Meadows are the perfect setting for an afternoon of civilised picnicking and riotous theatre, and Joe can’t wait to make friends with some of the local kids.”
For details and tickets click here or call 01926 430307.