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New date for outdoor production of David Walliams' Billionaire Boy at Newark Showground

A drive-in performance of David Walliams's Billionaire Boy at Newark Showground has been rescheduled.

The show was due to be performed on April 6 ­— but has been moved to Saturday, May 1. There will be performances at 2pm and 5pm.

It has been moved following the release of the government's roadmap out of coronavirus restrictions.

Billionaire Boy at Newark Showground (44829036)
Billionaire Boy at Newark Showground (44829036)

The production, by award-winning Birmingham Stage Company and Coalition Agency, follows the sell-out success of Horrible Christmas carpark pantomime at the showground in December.

Billionaire Boy started life as a David Walliams novel for children in 2010, published by HarperCollins Children’s Books. In 2016 it was adapted into a BBC production.

It tells the story of Joe Spud, who is 12-years-old and the richest boy in the country.

He has his own sports car, £100k a week pocket money and two crocodiles as pets. But what Joe doesn’t have is a friend. So he decides to leave his posh school and start at the local comprehensive.

However, things don't go as planned for Joe and life becomes a rollercoaster as he tries find the one thing money can't buy.

David Walliams said: “I am delighted that families will have the opportunity to see some live theatre again. The show is hilarious and I hope spreads some happiness in these difficult times.

Current Covid-19 social distancing guidelines will be adhered to.

There will be a traffic management team on site and all vehicles will be parked two metres apart, and tickets will be scanned through the windows, so no human contact necessary.

Toilet facilities will be provided with social distancing health and safety management and sanitisation measures in place.

Original ticket holders have been contacted about the date change.

Tickets are available from www.carparkparty.com.

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