Birmingham Stage Company

Gangsta Granny

30 September 2021 – 25 June 2022

"A 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!”
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 with a gleeful mischief at play that wins an abundance of giggles and gasps. Twinkling and touching, it's a gran worth grabbing.”
The Times

"Very, very funny and at times deeply touching, Gangsta Granny is a fun-packed triumph and a must-see for all the family."
Sunday Express

"This enjoyable stage adaptation, helmed by 'Horrible Histories' maestro Neal Foster, is as sparkly as a 'Strictly' costume and properly moving to boot. It’s all seriously silly fun and rather bonkers. As the adventure comes to an end Granny whispers ‘Oh, the joy of being alive!’ and the whole audience grows young again."
Time Out

"David Walliams’ children's book shines as a theatrical show. His young fans will love this exuberant adaptation - and adults will have a ball too."
Radio 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

“This hilarious yet touching 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!”

“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

“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