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David Walliams' Gangsta Granny Performance Gala for Age UK Camden

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Garrick Theatre

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Special performance of smash hit production to raise funds for charity supporting older people in Camden.

Actor and director Neal Foster’s adaptation of Gangsta Granny - David Walliams' best-selling children's book - is coming to the West End this July for a six week summer season. And on 28 July there will be a special performance with an auction and exclusive after show party with the cast* to raise money for Age UK Camden’s NW3 Good Neighbours Scheme.


Gangsta Granny tells the story of a young boy who develops a fantastic relationship with his Granny, who he thinks is a boring old lady until they hatch a plan together to steal the Crown Jewels!

Neal took inspiration from his experience volunteering with the
Good Neighbours Scheme, which matches trained volunteers with isolated housebound older people, to adapt the book for the stage. Neal visited a lady called Rose every week for six years, until she died aged 103, and it changed both their lives. He continues to volunteer and is now visiting Joy who is 87.

He said: "I never knew my grandparents, so I've always been drawn to old people. When my mother died in her 70s of depression, I thought I can't help her anymore, but I can help someone else her age and that's just as good. It's wonderful to realise how important you can become to someone and how much effect you can have on their lives with just one visit a week. It's been one of the most rewarding things I've done."

David Walliams said: "The terrific Birmingham Stage Company have produced a fantastic show. It's truly brilliant! And so much better than the book!"

Age UK Camden is an independent charity that provides high quality, innovative services and support to help older people to stay active, stay connected and get the most out of life.

Book your tickets herehttps://www.nimaxtheatres.com/garrick-theatre/


Read more:


http://www.ageuk.org.uk/camden/news-and-campaigns/gangsta-granny/

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