Today, 7th July, 191 children with special education needs and disabilities (SEND) are seeing Billionaire Boy The Musical as part of a Community Dream organised by National Charity, Dreams Come True.

Seeing Billionaire Boy The Musical will be a dream come true for 191 Birmingham children with special education needs and disabilities (SEND).

The children, students at Birmingham's Summit Learning Trust, are being granted an all-expenses-paid experience to Nottingham's Theatre Royal to see the hilarious musical based on the David Walliams book Billionaire Boy.

Most of these children come from areas of high deprivation, so a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience a theatre trip will leave a lasting blueprint on their childhood. 

Vince Green, Summit Learning Trust education director, said:

"We believe every child should have the opportunity to experience the arts industry regardless of their socio-economic background. We find most SEND students lack the confidence and ability to try something new outside their normal daily routines. These young people dream of being able to do 'normal' things and need their aspirations raised.

The Billionaire Boy theatre trip will help SEND students develop resilience, confidence and strength to overcome adversity and have a love of the arts. It aims to inspire and enthuse students to believe in themselves, show that they can access the theatre, and provide precious memories of an evening out with their peers. A theatre experience will also improve their wellbeing."

Holly Reedman, Dreams Coordinator at Dreams Come True, said: "We hope this will be a memorable experience for the children, one they can treasure. This is our second community dream we're delivering in the Birmingham area and we're always looking for local support. If you want to support a dream like this, please get in touch or visit our website to donate"