A Day in the Life of Billy Fibber

This is the story of Billy, an ordinary boy with a very vivid imagination. Most of the time Billy feels either threatened or bored. He tries to keep quiet, to not be noticed: which is probably why he is bored so often. His only escape is his rich fantasy life where he can imagine that he is anyone he wants to be.

The problem is that imagination can work both ways. Billy can fantasise the hero roles all he wants but his imagination can often get him into trouble as he is frequently bullied at school and often ignored at home.

Billy Fibber is exactly what the title says it is: a day in his life, but the day when he becomes aware that he has to start to act in his real life a little as he does in his dream one.

A Day in the Life of Billy Fibber is a comic play in our home style and is a complete rewrite of William B, one of our most successful plays; which we performed for older students. We feel it is now more relevant to this age group and have rewritten it to be suitable for this age and level. It remains loosely inspired from the novels “Billy Liar” by Keith Waterhouse and “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” by James Thurber. It is funny, moving and very involving.


For lower-intermediate students
For older Primary and younger Secondary school learners


From 10 to 14 years old.

Running time

50 minutes to 1 hour

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