Garrick Theatre, London
Gangsta Granny - Garrick Theatre, London
Age Restriction: Children 3+admitted; show is recommended for 6+
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David Walliams is best known to audiences around the United Kingdom for his television comedy work, particularly Little Britain with Matt Lucas, but back in 2011 he set his sights on children’s literature with Gangsta Granny, a story that captured imaginations.
That story couldn’t just stay on the page for long and in 2017 West End audiences will finally get to see the Birmingham Stage Company’s stage adaptation of the popular text. Since November 2015 audience around the country have been laughing out loud at the antics of Gangsta Granny and her grandson Ben and in the summer of 2017 the Garrick Theatre will play host to their escapades.
Ben is not looking forward to staying at Granny’s house. After all, there’s no television, the food is nothing but cabbage and she will insist on playing board games. If only his parents didn’t insist on leaving the house every week to watch a dancing show!
But there’s more to Granny than meets the eye and Ben is soon going to discover just what Granny has in store for him. Instead of a boring evening, he is going to see what happens when you’re in the company of Gangsta Granny.
Walliams’ book is adapted by Neal Foster for the stage, providing a script that will be tackled by a range of talented performers. Ben is brought to life by Ashley Cousins, with Gilly Tompkins as Granny, whilst Foster also takes on directing cuties. The results have been spectacular as the show has embarked on its UK tour that has taken it to cities around the country.
And if you recognise the name Neal Foster it’s because he has had a big presence in the West End in recent years thanks to the Horrible Histories shows – in particularly Barmy Britain Parts 1, 2 and 3. He is also an actor and has performed on stages all over the world.
So with that in mind audiences know that they are in safe hands when it comes to the work of Neal Foster, making Gangsta Granny a must-see for younger theatregoers when it plays during the summer. It will provide a great way to introduce young minds to the West End as well.
Gangsta Granny runs at the Garrick Theatre from Wednesday 26th July 2017.
Show & Venue InformationGarrick Theatre
Charing Cross Road
Wednesday, 26 July 2017
Sunday, 03 September 2017
2hrs 10 mins approx.
Children 3+admitted; show is recommended for 6+