About the showGangsta Granny was originally a children’s book, written by David Walliams and published in 2013. It has since been adapted for the stage by Birmingham Stage Company, and comes to the West End this summer following a national tour.
Adapted and directed by Neal Foster, the story follows 11-year-old Ben’s discovery of his otherwise boring Granny’s exciting past life. Though their Friday evenings are normally rather dull and full of games of Scrabble and cabbage-based dinners, his Granny’s secret makes life much more exciting.
The children’s show is full of engaging adventure and excitement as Ben is roped into helping his Granny with one final mission. It’s a touching story on the relationship between children and pensioners, and their shared feelings of being misunderstood by grownups. There are plenty of humorous moments that will appeal to children and adults alike.
Neal Foster is the actor-manager of Birmingham Stage Company, the producer behind this successful show that has regularly toured since its 2015 premiere. Foster is an actor, director and writer also known for his stage adaptations of several Horrible Histories.
David Walliams, most known as a stand-up comedian and co-star of Little Britain, has authored several children’s books. Gangsta Granny is the most popular, and was a number one bestseller after its 2013 publication.
A young boy who things his Granny is the most boring person accidentally discovers she’s nothing of the sort in this fun, moving story running at the Harold Pinter Theatre from 14 August 2018 through 26 August 2018.
Who Should See It?Families on their summer holidays will love seeing one of their favourite books come to life on stage in this madcap adventure by David Walliams.
Gangsta Granny is suitable for family audiences.