‘Totally grantastic!’ David Walliams’ Gangsta Granny comes to life in York

Best-seller – David Walliams and the book that sparked the play
14 Sep 2016 @ 9.53 am
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If you love David Walliams’ stories, you’re in for a major treat this month.

Gangsta Granny

Grand Opera House, York

Wed Sept 21-Sat Sept 24 @ 7pm; matinees Wed 1.30pm, Thu & Fri 10.30am; Sat 2.30pm

£24.40

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His best-selling book Gangsta Granny is hurtling towards the Grand Opera House stage – and the author himself loves it.

“The brilliant Birmingham Stage Company has produced a fantastic show,” David said. “It’s superb! And so much better than the book!”

So what’s it all about? 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 to eat and Ben knows one thing for sure – it’s going to be soooooo 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 possibly imagine, as he embarks on the adventure of a lifetime with his very own Gangsta Granny!

Gilly Tompkins as Granny and Ashley Cousins as Ben in the Birmingham Stage Company adaptation. Photograph: Mark Douet
Gilly Tompkins as Granny and Ashley Cousins as Ben in the Birmingham Stage Company adaptation. Photograph: Mark Douet

Brought to life by the same company who adapted Horrible Histories for the stage, the show has won rave reviews:

Kids adore David Walliams’ books and they loved this show. It has an infectious exuberance that answers the writing’s zest and theatricality. Every comic opportunity is grasped. Fascinating and outrageous!

– Daily Telegraph

This new stage version of David Walliams’ book is bright, lightweight and fun… a gleeful mischief at play that wins an abundance of giggles and gasps. Twinkling and touching…A gran worth grabbing.

– The Times

Extravagantly entertaining and totally grantastic!

– The Mail on Sunday

The show is in town for four days, with two shows each day so there are plenty of chances to bring the family to what looks set to be a real feel-good show.