Neal Foster’s adaptation of David Walliams’ popular children’s book Gangsta Granny will open in the West End in summer 2017.
The production is by the Birmingham Stage Company, the company behind the highly successful Horrible Histories Barmy Britain series, and will run at the Garrick Theatre in July 2017.
David Walliams said of the news: “I’m delighted that my Gangsta Granny is making her West End debut. It’s my most popular book so it will be wonderful to see the Birmingham Stage Company’s terrific adaptation in dazzling neon next summer.”
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!
The production recently undertook a tour of the UK, and was subsequently nominated for a UK Theatre Award for Best Show for Children and Young People.
Gangsta Granny will run from 26 July 2017 until 3 September 2017 at the Garrick Theatre.