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David Walliams’ Awful Auntie – Opera House, Manchester

Writer: David Walliams Adaptor/Director: Neal Foster Reviewer: Sam Lowe David Walliams has become an established writer of children's literature; he has written 14 books. Global sales of his books exceed over 20 million copies. Prior to this performance, Walliams' book Gangsta Granny was adapted for the stage by Birmingham Stage Company. Now it's time for Awful Auntie to be theatricalised. ...

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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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George’s Marvellous Medicine – Opera House, Manchester

Writer: Roald Dahl Adaptor: David Wood Director: Phil Clark Reviewer: Andrea Allen A theatre full to the brim with children laughing, running around with their friends and stuffing sweets in their mouth is a scene that would have had Roald Dahl grinning from ear to ear. Tonight’s audience of George’s Marvellous Medicine at the Opera House would certainly not fail ...

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Gangsta Granny – The Lowry, Salford

Gangsta Granny Production Image

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 – New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

Gilly Tompkins as Granny and Ashley Cousins Ben in David Walliams' Gangsta Granny from Birmingham Stage Company.

Writer: David Walliams Adaptor and Director: Neal Foster Reviewer: Selwyn Knight Since bursting into the public consciousness with Little Britain, few can be unaware of David Walliams. He is equally well known for his acting talents, charity work, foil to Simon Cowell on Britain’s Got Talent and his children’s writing. His bestselling book so far is Gangsta Granny, the subject ...

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