‘a stage full of hidden worlds and secrets’
‘all fun and entertaining’
‘a gentle, genial show’
Neal Foster’s adaptation of David Walliams’ popular children’s book Gangsta Granny transfers to London’s West End for a limited summer season in 2017. Following a hugely successful tour of the UK, the stage version of the terrific tale was recently nominated for a UK Theatre Award for Best Show for Children and Young People.
Gangsta Granny follows Ben, a young boy who is once again staying with his granny on a boring Friday night. Ben expects the same old grizzly cabbage soup, cabbage pie and cabbage cake – but what he doesn’t realise is that this groovy Granny has her very own secret! Soon, Fridays become more exciting than he could ever image, as he embarks on night-time adventures with his very own Gangsta Granny!
Presented by Birmingham Stage Company, the adaptation by Neal Foster comes from the company at the helm of the ever-popular Horrible Histories Barmy Britain series, which recently played a season at the Garrick Theatre. The West End debut of Walliams’ story premieres at the Garrick Theatre on July 26th, with an official press night on August 1st. Gangsta Granny is set to run until September 3rd 2017.
Cast and Creative
Award-winning comedian, author, actor and presenter David Walliams’ beloved kids’ book Gangsta Granny is his most successful work to date, with other titles including Demon Dentist, Mr Stink, Billionaire Boy and The Boy in the Dress, which was adapted into a BBC drama. Adapted by Neal Foster, who is at the head of the West End favourite Horrible Histories series, Gangsta Granny is a Birmingham Stage Company production. The show features design by Jackie Trousdale, lighting design by Jason Taylor and sound design by Nick Sagar, with compositions by Jak Poore and choreography by Paul Chantry and Rae Piper of Chantry Dance Company.
Gangsta Granny features a cast including Gilly Tompkins as Granny, Ashley Cousins as Ben, Louise Bailey as Mum/Queen, Ben Martin as Dad, Umar Malik as Raj, Alison Fitzjohn as Matron and Richard James as Doctor.
Show Lengths and Times
Gangsta Granny opens at the Garrick Theatre London on August 1st 2017, with previews beginning July 26th. The show is set to run until September 3rd 2017. Performances are at 7:30pm every day.
Show running time is approximately 2 hours, including a 20 minute interval.
Suitable for Children?
Gangsta Granny is suitable for those aged 5 and up. All persons entering the theatre must have their own ticket.
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