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Garrick Theatre
Charing Cross Road
London, WC2H 0HH
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Opened: 26 Jul 2017
Booking from: 02 Sep 2017
Booking until: 03 Sep 2017
Duration: 2 hours 10 minutes (including interval)
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  • elizabethpike 1 review 0 helpful votes
    100% total rating Gangsta Granny, 28th July 2017
    The show was very entertaining, my granddaughter and I really enjoyed it.
    Sat in Stalls O1
    Good view, saw most of the stage.
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  • angelabrooks 1 review 0 helpful votes
    100% total rating Gangsta Granny, 6th August 2017
    Very funny and superb acting. Children loved it and was well worth travelling from Sussex to see it. Would have been a huge disappointment to miss it.
    Sat in Stalls O24
    Great view, fab price. Loads of leg room. Comfy and clear.
  • ltran 4 reviews 0 helpful votes
    100% total rating Gangsta Granny, 2nd August 2017
    Simple set but very effective and was a very close interpretation of the film. Kids thoroughly enjoyed it.
    Sat in Stalls R7
    Seats were not the most comfortable as padding were all wearing very thin, but legroom was very good for theatre seats and views were good - no major obstructions apart from slight over hang from the above which didn't really obstruct the view of the entire stage. Thoroughly enjoyed the show, would recommend these seats.
  • emmaclarendon 62 reviews 9 helpful votes
    80% total rating Gangsta Granny, 1st August 2017
    Hilarious piece of theatre that the kids sitting in the audience around me really enjoyed getting involved with - plenty of silliness for kids of all ages!
    Sat in Stalls E13
    Dead central to the stage, this seat is excellent if you want to be close to the action without having to look up. Of course this means legroom is a slight issue but it doesn't cause much trouble in the way of discomfort. Overall it is a great seat to choose!
GANGSTA GRANNY SEATING PLAN
The Stalls in the Garrick Theatre are quite large and some rows at the back may feel a bit distant to little ones. Rows AA-L will generally be preferable however can be some of the most expensive in the theatre. There are support columns in the centre of Rows S and N, so beware that seats behind this may be sold as restricted view.

The Circle is quite curved, meaning that seats at the ends of rows can be quite side on to the stage, however they can give a lot close view than the rear of the stalls. The lack of a safety rail generally allows for a good view. The Grand Circle is a similar layout, but can feel quite high.
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STORY
The hugely successful theatre adaptation of David Walliams’ children’s book Gangsta Granny is due to transfer to London’s West End in the summer of 2017, following a hugely successful UK tour. The show is scheduled to open at the Garrick Theatre on 1st August 2017, with previews beginning from 26th July 2017.

Gangsta Granny has seen huge success as it has toured around the UK after first premiering in 2015, including being nominated for a UK Theatre Award for Best Show for Children and Young People.

This production is by the Birmingham Stage Company and adapted by Neal Foster, the man who has also brought the immensely popular Horrible Histories shows to the West End, including Part One, Two and Three of Barmy Britain.

The play tells the story of a young boy named Ben, who hates being forced to stay with his Granny every Friday and being fed cabbage soup when his parents go to a popular TV dancing show. With her TV not working and Scrabble as the only source of entertainment Ben begs his parents to not leave him there… that is, until he finds a secret stash of jewels hidden in his Grandma’s biscuit tin.

Gangsta Granny was originally published as a book by David Walliams in 2011, before being made into a hugely popular TV adaptation for the BBC in 2013, when it was first broadcast on Boxing Day. It was subsequently made into a stage version by the Birmingham Stage Company and began touring on 10th November 2015 and is scheduled to continue until its West End transfer.

Gangsta Granny will begin shows at the Garrick Theatre on 26th July, with an official opening on 1st August and is scheduled to run until 3rd September. With a brilliant cast and creative team behind it and the genius of David Walliams’ book, this is bound to be one of the most exciting children’s’ theatre productions of the summer.
SUITABLE FOR
Gangsta Granny is highly recommended for any families looking for a London theatre trip suitable for children in summer 2017. David Walliams’ fantastic and hilarious book has been brilliantly adapted for the stage and makes for an exciting and funny show that is perfect for anyone who is a fan of Walliams’ work. If you’ve never read any of Walliams’ work before or seen one of the many TV adaptations, then expect the same hilarious and entertaining stories that you’ve come to expect from legendary children’s authors such as Roald Dahl and Jacqueline Wilson.

Age Recommendations: Recommended ages 12+
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