David Walliams' Billionaire Boy is being adapted into a musical and the cast are currently in the midst of rehearsals.
Based on the hit novel, the new musical is adapted by Jon Brittain (Rotterdam) and has music by Miranda Cooper and Nick Coler in what will be their first musical. It is directed by Luke Sheppard (Spring Awakening) and follows a boy who becomes an overnight lucrative smash for a product he invents.
Cast in the production is Alex "Teddy" Clements as MD / ensemble, Ryan Heenan as Joe Spud, Avita Jay as Sapphire / Raj, Eleanor Kane as Lauren, Lem Knights as Bob, Jared Leathwood as Dave Grubb, Natalie Morgan as Sue Grubb, Daisy Noir as drummer / ensemble, Dean Nolan as Len Spud and Sophia Nomvete as Bob's Mum.
The production has musical supervision and co-orchestration by Ben Holder, set and costume design by Gabriella Slade, lighting design by Nic Farman, sound design by Paul Gatehouse, choreography by Tom Jackson Greaves and casting by Annelie Powell.
The show runs in Southampton until 6 January before touring to Salford, Coventry and Cardiff.