David Walliams’ Gangsta Granny opens to rave reviews at the Garrick Theatre.
The stage adaptation of David Walliams much loved children’s book by Horrible Histories maestro Neal Foster hits all the right notes as it arrives in the West End.
Now firmly established in children’s literature, Walliams stories are witty, inventive, eccentric and full of heart.
Gangsta Granny, possibly his best to date, appeals to young and old, and their growing sense of neglect. As Ben and his Granny, two outsiders join forces to conduct the ultimate heist, Neal Foster fills every second with ballroom dancing, dazzling re-enactments, loony puppet shows and a gangsta rap to boot.
Gangsta Granny is welcome addition to the growing number of summer-time family show.
Read our round-up of reviews below.
Gangsta Granny runs until 3 September 2017 at the Garrick Theatre.
2021 UPDATE: Gangsta Granny is now playing at the Bloomsbury Theatre – Book Tickets >
Gangsta Granny reviews
"Neal Foster has created a gentle, genial show based on the bestselling book about a boy and his gran joining forces for a heist at the Tower of London"
"Even if the story now packs few surprises, it is a welcome addition to the growing roster of summer-time family shows."
"The stage version of David Walliams’s popular children’s book is a moving lesson about why we should value old people — with added fart jokes"
"This is tear-jerking stuff. In a good way, although be ready for an educational chat with your child afterwards about why we value the elderly."
"destined to be every bit of a hit, full of laugh-out-loud jokes, booming music and fast-paced action to enthuse grannies and grandchildren."
"David Williams' funny and deeply touching play"
"You can always rely on David Walliams to push the boundaries of political correctness in the name of comedy and his new stage show Gangsta Granny is no exception."