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Gangsta Granny coming to Horsham prior to a West End run

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The Birmingham Stage Company is bringing the world première of David Walliams’ Gansta Granny to The Capitol from Thursday 16 to Sunday 19 March.

Walliams, who is one of the judges on the popular Britain’s Got Talent TV show and creator of the ground-breaking comedy series, Little Britain and Big School, is now the best-selling author for children in the country.

David began his publishing career at Harper Collins in early 2008 with his debut novel The Boy in the Dress. Then, after writing two other popular stories, in 2011, he published Gangsta Granny, which was shortlisted for both The Red House Children’s Book Award and for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize.

In 2013, a televised version of Gangsta Granny was shown at Christmas on BBC One, with an all-star cast, including David Walliams himself. Gangsta Granny went straight to number 1 in the children’s book charts and the books have been translated into no fewer than 30 languages.

On opening night of Gangsta Granny at Birmingham New Alexandra Theatre, chart topper Walliams commented: “What a fantastic show! Superb! And so much better than the book!”

‘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!’

Tickets (discount for schools) available online: www.thecapitolhorsham.com or via the Box Office: 01403 750220

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