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Gangsta Granny is a play for today

03 August, 2017

• ANOTHER excellent play to add to your listings of theatre shows is Gangsta Granny – and it’s also raising funds for an excellent cause.

The show is based on David Walliams’ popular book and has been adapted and directed by Camden resident Neal Foster, and is at the Garrick Theatre until September 3.

All proceeds from last Friday evening’s gala performance have been generously donated by Neal Foster to support Age UK Camden’s NW3 Good Neighbour Scheme and collections are made after each performance.

The scheme matches a trained volunteer with an isolated, housebound older person and the volunteer visits weekly.

Neal has been a volunteer befriender for 10 years and visited Rose for six years until her death at 103. He now visits another older person, Joy.

Presenting Friday’s show he recalled how much he got from visits to Rose and without a doubt it was the highlight of her week.

As the show’s story unfurls, the grandson and the audience realise just how exciting the granny is! Being with older people can be fun and inspiring.

JANE MATHESON, NW2 

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