Action packed play not to be missed

Gangsta Granny, Grand Theatre, Blackpool
David Walliams: Gangsta GrannyDavid Walliams: Gangsta Granny
David Walliams: Gangsta Granny

Grannies out there better keep their biscuit tins under lock and key.

For after seeing a fabulous performance of Gangsta Granny, scores of children will be hoping to discover a stash of stolen jewellery in their grandmother’s finest tin of treats... just like the main character in this new stage adaptation.

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It’s Friday night and boy protagonist Ben (Ashley Cousins) is staying with his “boring”, cardigan-clad, cabbage soup-eating Granny.

But, the 11-year-old is soon to discover his dowdy Granny – played brilliantly by Gilly Tompkins – harbours a rather thrilling secret.

Adapted from David Walliams’ best-selling novel, the play takes the audience on a fast-paced, action-packed adventure with an incredible cast and ingenious set, allowing the show to flow seamlessly.

With comical moments throughout – even in the interval - the polished production entertains all family members from children to grannies, even gangster looking ones.

Until Sunday.

Julia Bennett

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