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Performance dates & times

Saturday 6 Apr
10:00 AM, 12:00 PM^, 3:00 PM
Sunday 7 Apr
10:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 3:00 PM
Tuesday 9 Apr
11:00 AM
Wednesday 10 Apr
11:00 AM*, 2:00 PM
Thursday 11 Apr
11:00 AM, 2:00 PM
Friday 12 Apr
11:00 AM, 2:00 PM
Saturday 13 Apr
10:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 3:00 PM
Sunday 14 Apr
11:00 AM, 2:00 PM

^Auslan-interpreted performance: Saturday 6 April, 12pm
*Relaxed performance: Wednesday 10 April, 11am
See notes section below for further details

Running Time 60 minutes, no interval

Price range

$27.00 - $39.00

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“Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have a billion dollars?”

Twelve year old Joe has everything a boy could ever want, from a golden underwater Ferrari to his very own cinema. Joe and his Dad have more money than you could imagine, but what Joe really needs is a friend.

When Joe arrives at his new school, life really gets tough. Facing the school bully, his Dad’s new girlfriend and the world’s worst school canteen, Joe is about to learn that money might buy you a lot in Raj’s shop, but it can’t buy you everything.

David Walliams’ hilarious best-selling book comes to life on stage at Arts Centre Melbourne these school holidays! A fun family activity for children aged 6 and up - and their adults. Don’t miss this original Australian adaptation as the team behind Mr Stink and The 13-, 26-, 52- and 78-Storey Treehouses live on stage return with songs, laughs and yes, that cat sick and sweet potato mash from the canteen…

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While you’re here!

Stay and play before or after seeing Billionaire Boy with Feast, a FREE interactive installation by Polyglot Theatre.

Create your very own delicious (or disgusting!) feast out of paper and craft materials, inspired by the world’s worst school canteen from the book. Once these colourful creations are ready to eat, it will be time for the guests! Kids and their grown-ups will set the table for an elaborate spread.

Participants can leave their creations on the banquet table whilst they attend the show and collect them as they leave.

When: 6 – 14 April, pre & post Billionaire Boy performances
Where: Smorgon Family Plaza

Billionaire Boy by David Walliams, published by HarperCollins Children’s Books.
Cover Illustration © Tony Ross, 2010 Lettering on authors name © Quentin Blake, 2010

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