Gangsta Granny at The King's Theatre Edinburgh brings to life on stage what has become David Walliams’ most popular book to date, and this lively production from Birmingham Stage Company is just great fun to watch no matter how old you are.
It’s Friday night, time to stay with Granny, so that his parents (Laura Girling and Benedict Martin) can go ballroom dancing. That means another night of cabbage soup, cabbage pie and cabbage cake, and it will just be sooooo boooring for young Ben (Ashley Cousins). Things, however, turn out far from boring as Granny (Gilly Tompkins) has more than a few surprises in store, and along the way we meet some interesting characters including Raj the shop keeper and Mr Parker the nosey neighbour.
Set designs are perfect for this story and slickly change from one location to the next. One minute you are in Granny’s house then almost magically in the local corner shop.
A tight script keeps the story easily flowing and fully captures the attention of the audience no matter how young or old they may be.
This is just a great family show that lets you share with Ben an adventure of a lifetime with his very own Gangsta Granny!
Try not to miss this one, it is only here for a short time (Sunday 9th October)
Review by Donald & Earl