Stage is set for David Walliams’ Gangsta Granny

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Popular David Walliams book Gangsta Granny has been adapted for the stage and comes to Nottingham next week.

The Birmingham Stage Company, are taking the show on a national tour including one week at the Theatre Royal Nottingham from 15-19 March 2016.

Walliams, who takes a seat on the Britain’s Got Talent panel and is remembered for the hugely popular Little Britain series, has become the fastest growing children’s author in the UK market. He began his publishing career at Harper Collins in early 2008 with his debut novel, The Boy in the Dress.

Gangsta Granny was published in 2011 and was shortlisted for The Red House Children’s Book Award and for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize in the same year.

Gangsta Granny is the story of Ben, a bored 11-yea- old, who hates having to stay in with his old, cabbage-obsessed Granny every Friday night playing Scrabble while his parents go out ballroom dancing.

But when he accidentally discovers Gran’s exciting secret, Ben becomes part of the biggest, most daring crime caper ever planned!

Suddenly Friday nights become the best part of his whole week!

David Walliams said: “I am over the moon that Gangsta Granny is coming to the stage.

“It’s the most popular of all my books, and I am sure this production by the brilliant Birmingham Stage Company will delight not just children but their parents and of course grandparents.”

See the show at the Theatre Royal Nottingham, Tuesday 15 – Saturday 19 March.

Tickets are £22.50 - £10 plus concessions. Visit www.trch.co.uk or call 0115 989 5555 to book.

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