From the stage at the Birmingham New Alexandra Theatre on the first tour, author David Walliams said of the stage adaptation: ‘What a fantastic show! Superb! And so much better than the book’.
David began his publishing career at HarperCollins in early 2008 with his debut novel The Boy in the Dress. Then, after writing two other popular stories, in 2011 he published Gangsta Granny, which was shortlisted for both The Red House Children’s Book Award and for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize. At Christmas 2013 a TV version of Gangsta Granny was shown on BBC One with an all-star cast including David Walliams himself. Gangsta Granny went straight to number 1 in the children’s book charts and his books have been translated into no fewer than 53 languages.
It’s Friday night and Ben knows that means only one thing – staying with Granny! There will be cabbage soup, cabbage pie and cabbage cake and Ben knows one thing for sure – it’s going to be sooooooooo boring! But what Ben doesn’t know is that Granny has a secret – and Friday nights are about to get more exciting than he could ever imagine, as he embarks on the adventure of a lifetime with his very own Gangsta Granny!
Adapted and directed by Neal Foster, the Actor / Manager of Birmingham Stage Company, Gangsta Granny is a must for all families. It’s both laugh out loud funny with some brilliant comic scenes but also has some very moving and truthful things to say about family relationships.
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