Billionaire Boy comes to Trumpington

Fans of David Walliams will be excited to learn that Trumpington Meadows 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.”

So come to our wonderful new reserve with your picnic, your seat (or blanket) and your sense of adventure, and hear the story of how Mr Spud made his millions and then lost it all, and how Joe became the richest boy in the world!

For details and tickets, please visit Heartbreak Productions or call 01926 430307.

For those travelling by car, please park at Trumpington Park and Ride, which is a 5-10 minute walk away from the performance; stewards will be on hand to guide you. Parking is £1 per car per day. Full directions are here.