Grandpa's Great Escape

THE CHRISTMAS ARENA SPECTACULAR
Presented By Phil McIntyre Entertainments Ltd
23 - 24 December 2019, 26 December 2019
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Nigel Planer will star as Grandpa!

Event Details

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 coming to Arena Birmingham 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 & 26 December!

Many years ago, Grandpa was a World War II flying ace. But when he is sent to old folk’s home Twilight Towers – run by sinister Matron Swine – it’s up to Grandpa and his grandson, Jack, to plot a daring escape. Little do they know, the wicked matron is onto them.

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!”

  • Event Details

    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 coming to Arena Birmingham 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 & 26 December!

    Many years ago, Grandpa was a World War II flying ace. But when he is sent to old folk’s home Twilight Towers – run by sinister Matron Swine – it’s up to Grandpa and his grandson, Jack, to plot a daring escape. Little do they know, the wicked matron is onto them.

    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!”

  • Performance Times
    • Running time : 75 minutes without interval

    Timings are approximate and subject to change.

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    Amplify are delighted to offer a bespoke hospitality experience for GRANDPA'S GREAT ESCAPE, this includes:

    • Great ticket to enjoy the show
    • Exclusive check in and private entrance
    • Pre-show and interval access to our private lounge
    • A welcome drink
    • Two course buffet meal
    • Pre Show And Interval Access To Private Lounge
    • A Piece Of Merchandise For Children
    • Inclusive onsite parking (one parking pass per two persons)

    To take advantage of this offer you can BOOK HERE or call the Amplify team on 0844 338 0333

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