Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Gangsta Granny Stage Show Review

A few weeks ago we headed off to Venue Cymru in Llandudno to see Gangsta Granny on stage.  My boys are huge David Walliams fans, they really like the book so naturally were eager to watch the live performance.  We had these review tickets booked for ages so were thrilled the date had finally arrived!

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The talented Birmingham Stage Company excelled themselves, the whole audience was thoroughly entertained for the duration of the show.  We had morning tickets so it was full to the brim with school groups and there was such a buzz in the crowd, all the children were getting caught up in the performance.  Towards the end everyone was dancing in the aisles, the atmosphere was incredible.

Even though we have watched the film and read the book, the Birmingham Stage Company still gave their own take of Gangsta Granny; it felt very original in its own way.  The scene changes were flawless and very clever, actually becoming part of the show.  The actors were well suited to their parts; they were an incredibly gifted cast.  We spotted an old favourite of ours playing Ben’s dad, we have seen Ben Martin at Warwick Castle before in the Horrible Histories live stage show, he always manages to add so much to the performance just with his facial expressions!  We also enjoyed the dancing; Ben’s mum (Louise Bailey) is quite a flamboyant character.    

I was completely immersed in the story line and even shed a tear for Granny near the end, she is such an adorable Granny I would eat her cabbage soup to keep her happy!  It really makes you appreciate the older generation and think about whether they could be lonely, they won’t be around for ever so spend time with them whilst you can, although maybe not steal any crown jewels in the process… scrabble anyone?

There are still 25 venues left lasting until the 3rd of December 2016, so I do recommend checking out the tour info to see if the production will be in your area at some point.  It would be a real shame to miss out, we had happy faces all round!

9 comments:

  1. I love David Walliams and Gangsta Granny is one of my favourites. I've just seen it's coming to us in late June, I'll have to see about tickets :)

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  2. I think we'd enjoy this show too. David Walliams books go down very well here.

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  3. How lovely to have received tickets to see this show! I love taking the kids to see live theatre, as it is such an immersive environment and it sounds like the Birmingham Stage Company did a great job!

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  4. I love the Birmingham Stage Company and will certainly be taking mine to see this if it visits locally

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  5. Mini is David Walliums Obsessed. He would LOVE this. We have the boys on CD and he loves listening to them

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  6. This looks fab. Think I'll see if the boys fancy going xx

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  7. This looks great! Sadly, too far for us, but lovely to see books brought to life for children.

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  8. I love Birmingham Stage Company, they do some amazing productions - my three would absolutely love to go and see this!

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  9. Ooh thanks for this review. I'm definitely going to try and see this, the kids will love it. Love David Walliams stories x

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