Thursday, 3 March 2016
Gangsta Granny - giggles galore for all the family!
Currently my daughter's favourite book is Gangsta Granny so when we found out that a new stage production was coming to the Theatre Royal Brighton for a pre-West End run we simply had to go!
For those of you who are not familiar with David Walliams' book; the story revolves around Ben who each week dreads going to visit his cabbage-loving granny while his parents go to their dance classes. However when Ben discovers a biscuit tin full of jewellery everything changes...
As with any adaptation of a beloved book there is always a certain amount of trepidation over how it will be handled. Will the story be as funny and heartfelt on stage as on the page? Well, with a huge sigh of relief I can happily tell you that - yes it is. The production stayed true to the original story while also adding something new with some fantastic dance routines during the set changes.
The whole cast were great but in particular Ashley Cousins and Louise Bailey (Ben and Granny) who had us giggling the whole way through. So if you are looking for an outing for the whole family to enjoy then Gangsta Granny is the ideal choice as it is both funny & heart-warming. And don't forget to buy the book as well!
Theatre Royal Brighton until 6th March