Birmingham Stage Company

Gangsta Granny by David Walliams comes to the stage!

10 November 2015 – 3 September 2017

"How to entertain a thousand deafening under ten-year-olds for two hours? The answer is this cracker of a show, brilliantly adapted and directed, which comes with a smashing cast. Extravagantly entertaining and totally grantastic!"
The Mail on Sunday


“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! Something tells me the cast will still be having a ball this time next year.”
The Daily Telegraph


“Not for nothing is Gangsta Granny Walliams’ bestselling book and the BSC has done a superb job of transferring it to the stage. There are plenty of laughs to be had here - even the scene changes are fun - but there’s also a gentle and moving reminder about the importance of family”.
The Sunday Times


“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


“The Birmingham Stage Company have done it again, brought to life a priceless treasure of a book and turned it into a kid’s masterpiece. This children’s modern classic gets the BSC treatment, lovingly peeled off the pages and turned into a breathless two-hour romp.”
Birmingham Mail


“A riotous couple of hours of pure entertainment, not just for the kids. We’re treated to great displays of comic acting – Ashley Cousins as Ben is outstanding and star of the show is Gilly Tompkins as Granny.”
Express and Star


“The hilarious yet touching first ever stage adaptation of Gangsta Granny does full justice to David Walliams' much loved book. Brilliantly adapted by Birmingham Stage Company, this is an action-packed, fun-filled, laugh-out-loud comedy adventure. It would be criminal to miss it!”
Southampton Daily Echo


“This hilarious stage adaptation is laugh-out-loud comedy at its best. Birmingham Stage Company, renowned for its excellent stage versions of Roald Dahl classics and Horrible Histories, has created another masterpiece which will have you in tears of laughter. Both you and your children will love it!”
Coventry Telegraph


“A magnificent, all-singing, all-dancing version of the book brought wonderfully to life by a fantastic cast. The set itself was genius and magical! An extremely uplifting play with all the children in the audience up on their feet dancing by the end!”
Mumsnet


“What do you get when you bring together ‘the masters of children’s theatre’ and the work of Britain’s most popular children’s writer? Two hours of fun and antics that endorses the BSC’s ability to provide quality entertainment with wide-ranging appeal. A first-class performance – superb!”
What’s On Live


“This lively production retains all the fun and humour of the book and Jackie Trousdale’s set is ingenious. There are plenty of laugh-out-loud moments and a strong moral message. Excellent.”
The Stage


“The action on stage was electrifying. Fast paced, action packed, lively and very faithful to the book. The cast were brilliant performers and there’s an ingeniously designed set. One of those rare theatre experiences where the play and staging entirely lives up to the best-selling children's book. We cannot recommend it highly enough”
Busy Parents Network