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Awful Auntie – Theatre Royal, Brighton

Writer: David Walliams Adapter and Director: Neal Foster Reviewer: Simon Topping What is immediately apparent about Birmingham Stage Company’s adaptation of David Walliams’ Children’s classic Awful Auntie is the beautifully crafted and atmospheric set.  Designed by Jacqueline Trousdale, four fabulous rotating turrets represent Saxby Hall, the family stately home where all the action takes place.  Used to perfection, these towers ...

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Gangsta Granny – Storyhouse Theatre, Chester

Writer: David Walliams Director: Neil Foster Reviewers: Clare and Mollie Howdon Based on the bestselling book by David Walliams, the critically acclaimed production of Gangsta Granny, adapted for the stage by Birmingham Stage Company, is currently on tour and myself and my young companion (aged 6) had the pleasure of seeing it at Storyhouse Theatre in Chester.  Neil Forster’s creative and fast-paced direction ...

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Awful Auntie – Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Writer: Neal Foster adapted from the book by David Walliams Director: Neal Foster Reviewer: Niki Craft With David Walliams quickly climbing the ladder leading to the title of Britain’s most popular children’s author, it is no surprise that companies are flocking to work his books into theatrical productions. Having had staggering success with their first go at a Walliams adaption ...

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The First Hippo on the Moon – The Lowry, Salford

  Writer: David Wallaims Company: Les Petits Reviewer: Clare Boswell  Based on the bestselling book by David Walliams, the critically acclaimed production of The First Hippo on the Moon has been adapted by acclaimed award winning Theatre company Les Petits, is currently on tour and myself and my young companions (aged 5 and 2) had the pleasure of seeing it at The ...

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Gangsta Granny – The Grand, Leeds

Boy, older woman with puppet animals

Writer: David Walliams Adaptor and Director: Neal Forest Reviewer: Beverley Haigh Birmingham Stage Company, the team behind Horrible Histories have worked their magic again – although granted, turning David Walliams’ Gangsta Granny into a fun-filled adaptation for the stage is somewhat less of a challenge. The skill of the shows adaptor, Neal Foster shines through, as it transitions seamlessly from ...

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Gangsta Granny – The Lowry, Salford

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Writer: David Walliams Adaptor and Director: Neal Foster Reviewer: Jay Nuttall Have you ever wanted to do something so incredibly bad in your life … just once? Just to see if you could? Have you ever wondered if there’s something more to your Granny than knitting and Murray mints? And, if you were 11, do you think that you could ...

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Gangsta Granny – Regent Theatre, Stoke on Trent

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Writer: David Walliams Adaptor and Director: Neal Foster Reviewer: Carol Lovatt David Walliams is a comic genius. Whether it involves writing comedy or acting himself, Walliams has talent in bucket loads. Famous for his role in creating Little Britain and Come Fly With Me with his co-writer Matt Lucas. Walliams has also proved himself as an award winning author of ...

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Gangsta Granny – The Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

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Writer: David Walliams Adaptor and Director: Neal Foster Reviewer: Nicole Evans Renowned for their grisly escapades of Horrible Histories and their enchanting interpretations of Dahl's classics, The Birmingham Stage Company is an obvious company to take on the challenge of bringing a David Walliams book to the stage. Ben’s Granny is boring. Really boring. Like, super boring! His pleas for ...

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