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Billionaire Boy: Creative Learning

David Walliams' best-selling novel comes to life on stage

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“A hilarious children's novel... full of touching moments.”

The Guardian on Billionaire Boy (novel)

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What would you do with eleventy squillion dollars?

Meet twelve year old Joe. Brought vividly to life from the pages of David Walliams’ best-selling novel, Joe has everything a boy could possibly need, including a golden underwater Ferrari and his own cinema. Everyone assumes money has bought him happiness, but what he really needs is a friend.

In this world premiere Australian adaptation, Joe faces up to the bully at his new school, his Dad’s girlfriend, and the world’s worst canteen, to discover that money might buy you a lot in Raj’s shop, but it can’t buy you everything.

With plenty of songs, laughs and a heart-warming message of the importance of friendship and family, your students will love this new show from the team behind Mr Stink and The 13-26- and 52-Storey Treehouses.

A play by Maryam Master, based on the best-selling novel by David Walliams.

Presented by Sydney Opera House and CDP Kids

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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General capabilities and cross-curriculum


Thinking imaginatively and creatively   







Critical and creative thinking


Personal and social capability


Ethical understanding


Expressing themselves














Working scientifically




David Walliams' Digital Author Talk

Delve into the wonderful world of David Walliams and learn about his inspiration for the book in this live and interactive session for students. Limited capacity, book fast to avoid disappointment.

Friday 8 Dec 2017, 12.30pm
Free for Australian Schools

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Ticket and Travel Subsidy

The Sydney Opera House is committed to providing the very best national and international performing arts experiences to NSW students as part of their educational studies.

The Sydney Opera House Arts Assist program provides the full cost of the Creative Learning performance ticket and $5 per student toward travel costs. School applications are assessed according to socioeconomic disadvantage, schools with special needs and individual responses regarding the School Profile and School Community.

The Sydney Opera House thanks and acknowledges our generous Arts Assist donors; The Greatorex Foundation and Sydney Opera House Ladies’ Committee.

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