Suitable for kids aged five and over, the show is a perfect antidote to cries of 'Grannies are boring! Our young protagonist Ben is initially labouring under this preconception, forced to spend Friday evenings at his frequently flatulent Granny's house playing Scrabble and eating cabbage soup. One day, however, he discovers that Granny has a rather colourful criminal past. This leads them to plot and attempt an elaborate and daring heist to steal perhaps the most high-profile jewels in the world The development of the relationship between Ben and Granny is the real heart of this show. Ashley Cousins ' Ben is a wide-eyed and willing foil to Gilly Tompkins' wonderful Granny, who expertly spins tales of her past adventures and enthusiastically enters into new ones, complete with her mobility scooter and handbag.
Theatre review: Gangsta Granny at the Garrick Theatre, WC2
Gangsta Granny Garrick Theatre London, by David Walliams
To my nine-year-old friend Sophia sorry, eight and eleven twelfths , he is the god of bedtime stories. Not just bedtime — children seem to carry his books around like talismans, ready to sneak a comforting peek at in any spare moment. This is tear-jerking stuff. In a good way, although be ready for an educational chat with your child afterwards about why we value the elderly. Subscription Notification.
Gangsta Granny at the Garrick Theatre has now closed. 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!