Gangsta Granny arrives in Buxton

Most of us consider David Walliams to be the man behind BBC One’s Little Britain or a judge on Britain’s Got Talent but he is also the literary hero of millions of children.

As a children’s author he has sold more than ten million books, with Gangsta Granny at the top of his best-selling list.

Birmingham Stage Company are known as masters of children’s theatre and they brought the brilliant Horrible Histories to the stage – so it was inevitable the team would turn their attention to staging a special version Gangsta Granny.

The charming adaptation of this book is billed as being one of the company’s best, which underneath the slapstick and silliness also presents a serious message about society being dismissive of older people.

The show is an action-packed, laugh-out-loud, comedy adventure that will entertain the whole family.

It tells the story of Ben who hates having to spend every Friday night at his cabbage-loving gran’s house, but soon discovers she’s not the boring old lady he thought.

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.

Expect cheekiness, laughter and plenty of cabbage trumps, which will keep the youngsters well entertained, but you should also be prepared for some sadness which may bring tears to your eyes.

The show is at Buxton Opera House from April 12-16. There are matinees and evening performances. Go to http://www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk for ticket details.