It has been announced that the Birmingham Stage Company are working on a stage adaptation of Gangsta Granny by David Walliams (pictured right). The show will begin a national tour in autumn 2015 which will run into 2016 with official tour dates to be announced.
Discussing the news, David Walliams said, "I am over the moon that Gangsta Granny is coming to the stage. It's the most popular of all my books and I am sure this production by the brilliant Birmingham Stage Company will delight not just children but their parents and of course grandparents'.
Known for his appearances on Britain’s Got Talent and Little Britain, David Walliams has become the fastest growing author in the UK. He began his publishing career at Harper Collins in early 2008 with his debut novel, The Boy in the Dress.
Gangsta Granny was published in 2011 and broadcast on television in 2013 starring Miranda Hart, Robbie Williams, Rob Brydon and Joanna Lumley; David Walliams also made an appearance. His children’s books have now sold over 3.5 million copies in the UK alone.
Gangsta Granny is the story of Ben, a bored 11 year old who hates having to stay in with his old, cabbage- obsessed Granny every Friday night playing Scrabble while his parents go out ballroom dancing. But when he accidentally discovers Gran’s exciting secret, Ben becomes part of the biggest, most daring crime caper ever planned! Suddenly Friday nights become the best part of his whole week!