Watch out! The cabbage-crunching, criminal mastermind Gangsta Granny is coming to Storyhouse this spring!
Birmingham Stage Company (acclaimed producers of Horrible Histories, George’s Marvellous Medicine and Tom’s Midnight Garden) is bringing its hugely successful stage version of David Walliams’ Gangsta Granny to Chester from 11th-14th April 2018.
Walliams, one of the judges on the popular Britain’s Got Talent TV show and creator of the ground-breaking comedy series Little Britain and Big School, is now one of the best-selling authors for children in the country.
He began his publishing career at Harper Collins 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 50 languages.
David Walliams said at the first night of Gangsta Granny from the stage at Birmingham New Alexandra Theatre: “What a fantastic show! It’s truly brilliant! And so much better than the book!”
Gangsta Granny is the story of Ben and his grandmother. 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 so 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!
Gangsta Granny is a must for all families as the show will be enjoyed by everyone from 5 to 105.
It’s both laugh out loud funny and thrilling but also has some very moving and truthful things to say about family relationships.
The show was premiered in 2015 and has been touring the UK ever since as well as enjoying a West End season in summer 2017.
Storyhouse, Hunter Street, Chester, CH1 2AR
Wednesday 11th April – Saturday 14th April 2018
Evenings – 7pm / Thurs, Fri & Sat matinees – 2pm