Gangsta Granny – one for all generations

I took my children Alex (aged 15), Izzy (aged 11) and my Mum (aged confidential) to see Gangsta Granny at The Garrick Theatre last week.  My children had already read the book a few years ago so were aware of the storyline but my Mum and I had no idea what to expect…



About the Show:


Neal Foster has created a wonderful emotional show based on the bestselling David Walliams book about a boy and his Gran who together organise a robbery at the Tower of London.


It’s Friday night and Ben knows that means only one thing–staying with Granny. There will be cabbage soup, cabbage pie and cabbage cake and Ben knows one thing for sure–it’s going to be sooooooooo boring! But what Ben doesn’t know is that Granny has a secret, and Friday nights are about to get more exciting than he could ever imagine as he embarks on the adventure of a lifetime with his very own Gangsta Granny.



The show appealed to all of our group, with lots of laughter and a few tears and even Grumpy teenager said how much he enjoyed the show.  The show highlights the bond between grandchildren and grandparents who are both neglected in different ways.  After the show both the children hugged their Nan and asked if she had any secrets and I will let you know if we find any!!!


Gangsta Granny is now booking to 3rd September 2017.  See website for details:


I would also recommend the Garrick Arms next door for a pre-show meal.  The pub had a buzzy atmosphere servicing delicious food all reasonable priced.

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