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About the showGangsta Granny arrives in London in summer 2017 as the hugely successful stage adaptation by the Birmingham Stage Company completes their popular UK tour and transfers to the West End stage. Gangsta Granny is set to begin previews at the Garrick Theatre on 26th July 2017 and run until 3rd September 2017.
The plays follows the life of a young boy called Ben, who is forced to stay with his Granny every weekend. As if that is bad enough, all he ever gets for dinner is cabbage (in various forms – but mainly soup) and her TV hasn’t worked for years. With Scrabble as the only way to pass the time, all Ben wants is for his parents to take him home. However, as one night Ben sneaks a look in the biscuit tin and finds a stash of jewels, he realises that all might not be as it seems with his Grandma.
The show has already been received with great acclaim during its extensive UK tour after premiering in 2015. It has also been nominated for a UK Theatre Award for Best Show for Children and Young People. This live stage version is produced by the Birmingham Stage Company and created by Neal Foster who is the man behind the long-running series of Horrible Histories stage shows, which includes the first three parts of Barmy Britain and the recent ‘greatest hits’ show Best of Barmy Britain.
Gangsta Granny was originally written as a children’s book by David Walliams in 2011, the follow up to his hugely popular previous books Billionaire Boy, Mr Stink and The Boy in a Dress. David Walliams is a hugely successful comedian and TV star, best known for his work with Matt Lucas on Little Britain. His recent children’s books have become national favourites, winning a huge range of awards and annually being turned into much loved TV versions by the BBC at Christmas.
With David Walliams’ brilliant book at its heart and an acclaimed UK tour already under its belt, Gangsta Granny is due to be one of the funniest and most entertaining children’s theatre shows on the London stage in summer 2017. Gangsta Granny will begin previews on 26th July 2017 at the Garrick Theatre and is set to run until 3rd September 2017, with a press night on 1st August.
Who Should See It?Gangsta Granny is one of the most hilarious and brilliant children’s theatre shows that you’ll be able to see this summer. Those who have previously read Walliams’ books or seen their Christmas TV versions on the BBC can expect Walliams’ warmth and wit to be similarly transformed onto the stage. The show is recommended for children aged 12 and up.