Nigel Planer talks Grandpa's Great Escape!

Actor and comedian Nigel Planer will star as Grandpa - best known for playing Neil in the much loved BBC2 cult comedy The Young Ones - Nigel heads to stage for this hilarious Christmas spectacular! 

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The first ever stage adaptation of Grandpa’s Great Escape, the exhilarating number one bestselling children’s book by actor and comedian David Walliams, is to tour UK arenas this Christmas. The live version of the kids’ favourite, which has sold over two million copies around the world is coming to Birmingham on 23, 24 and 26 December!

 

Actor and comedian Nigel Planer will star as Grandpa - best known for playing Neil in the much loved BBC2 cult comedy The Young Ones, Nigel has worked extensively in TV, film and radio throughout his illustrious 40-year career. He is also certainly no stranger to the stage, with theatre credits including Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Hairspray, Chicago, Wicked and We Will Rock You.

 

Nigel Planer said: “It’s a great honour to be asked to play Grandpa in the live version of this amazing and cockle-warming story by David Walliams. It’s set to be such an amazing spectacular and I can’t wait to drive a tank and fly a life-size Spitfire over audiences around the country!”

 

Here's a little video including some words from the man himself!

You can snap up tickets for Grandpa's Great Escape now!