About the show
David Walliams’s Gangsta Granny creeps stealthily into London’s Garrick Theatre.
With perfect timing for the summer holidays, David Walliams’s acclaimed Gangsta Granny sets up shop at the Garrick Theatre.
Neal Foster, the man behind Horrible Histories on stage, has adapted Gangsta Granny into a theatre production. It arrives in London following a successful UK tour that saw it nominated for the UK Theatre Award for Best Show for Children and Young People.
First published in 2011, Gangsta Granny tells the story of Ben. He’s a young boy who discovers his granny has more than a few secrets up her blouse sleeve. It’s Friday night and Ben dutifully heads to his grandma’s house expecting cabbage, boredom and more cabbage. Little does he suspect that as night falls a big adventure is in store for them both.
Ashley Cousins plays Ben, with Gilly Tompkins as Granny. Louise Bailey plays Mum/Queen and Ben Martin plays Dad. Umar Malik, Alison Fitzjohn and Richard James complete the cast.
David Walliams came to fame as the co-creator of hit comedy series Little Britain. His first children’s book The Boy In The Dress was published in 2008. He has gone on to become the number one best-selling children’s author in Britain. His quirky style and quick wit has made his stories household favourites, and he is frequently compared to Roald Dahl.
Walliams starred in a television film of Gangsta Granny that was broadcast on Boxing Day 2013. This stage version premiered at the New Alexandra Theatre in Birmingham in November 2015.
Suitable for children aged five and over (and grannies of all ages).
Gangsta Granny runs at the Garrick Theatre from 26 July – 3 September 2017.