Gangsta Granny Live on Stage!


Adapted from David Walliam's hit book
Tue 25 - Sat 29 October 2016
Tickets Adults £23, Children £18*

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From the acclaimed producers of Horrible Histories comes the world premiere of the amazing story by David Walliams, the UK’s best-selling author for children.

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 and Ben knows one thing for sure - it’s going to be sooooooooo 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!

David Walliams is perhaps best known as a judge on Britain’s Got Talent. David also created the ground-breaking comedy series, Little Britain, and began his publishing career in 2008 with his debut novel, The Boy in the Dress. Three years later Gangsta Granny, was shortlisted for both The Red House Children’s Book Award and for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize. David’s children’s books have been translated into no fewer than 30 languages.

Running Time

Approximately 2 hours including a 20 minute interval

Age Guidance

Recommended for children aged 5+


Adults: £23*
Children: £18*

*All ticket prices include a £3 per-ticket booking fee.

Assisted Performances:

Relaxed Performances performance: Thursday 27 October, 7:00pm

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Gilly Thompkins (Granny)
Ashley Cousins (Ben)
Benedict Martin (Ben's Dad)
Richard James (Doctor/Dance Judge/Beefeater)
Umar Malik (Raj & Flavio )
Alison Fitzjohn (WPC/Matron/Dance Judge)
Laura Girling (Ben's Mum)
David Walliams
David Walliams (Author)


  • Ben and his Granny
  • Granny breaking in to the crown
  • Granny on her scooter with Ben
  • Two of the cast in costume
  • Gangsta Granny group shot
  • Two characters in a dance competition


  • 'Anyone who thinks that all grannies do is wear mauve and play Scrabble will laugh out loud'

  • '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!'

  • 'The brilliant Birmingham Stage Company has produced a fantastic show. It's superb! And so much better than the book!'

  • '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.'

  • '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.'