David Walliams attempted to steal the Crown Jewels from the Tower of London with the help of Gangsta Granny! On 23 Sept David Williams launched the world premiere of Gangsta Granny live on stage with a photocall outside the Tower of London.
Gangsta Granny (Gilly Tompkins) and her grandson Ben (Ashley Cousins) helped David in their bid to ‘steal’ the Crown Jewels as they launched the brand new stage show of David’s best-selling book. But two Beefeaters (actors Benedict Martin & Richard James) were on hand to thwart these desperate villains!
The world premiere of Gangsta Granny is being staged by Birmingham Stage Company, the acclaimed producers of Horrible Histories. David Walliams, who is one of the judges on the popular Britain’s Got Talent TV show, creator of the ground-breaking comedy series Little Britain and star of the recent BBC TV Agatha Christie series Partners in Crime, has now also become the best-selling author for children in the country and Gangsta Granny is his most popular book. David began his publishing career at Harper Collins in early 2008 with his debut novel The Boy in the Dress. Then, after writing two other popular stories, in 2011 he published Gangsta Granny, which was shortlisted for both The Red House Children’s Book Award and for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize. At Christmas 2013 a TV version of Gangsta Granny was shown on BBC One with an all-star cast, including David Walliams himself. Gangsta Granny went straight to number one in the children’s book charts and his books have been translated into no fewer than 30 languages.
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’.
The show will be at The Orchard Theatre on Thursday 26 – Sunday 29 November. Pre-show dining is also available before the show. The Orchard Theatre’s Restaurant provides a range of delicious, unique and memorable dishes, using the freshest local produce and prepared daily by the Head Chef. Reserve your table when booking your show tickets.
To book tickets or for more information visit orchardtheatre.co.uk or call the Ticket Office on 01322 220000.