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Local dancer joins cast of David Walliams’ Gangsta Granny

Exeter Northcott Theatre is proud to announce that local young dancer Ellen Welch has been chosen to join the cast of Birmingham Stage Company’s Gangsta Granny when it tours to Exeter in February.

From the acclaimed producers of Horrible Histories, Birmingham Stage will bring its production of David Walliams’s story to the Exeter Northcott Theatre from Tuesday 2 – Saturday 6 February. Ellen impressed throughout the audition process, which took place in partnership with Dance in Devon, and the theatre is excited that Ellen is returning to Exeter, where much of her early dance training took place.

Eighteen year old Ellen, currently attending the School of Ballet Theatre UK in Leicestershire, was originally educated in Crewkerne and at Swindon Dance. Much of her education, however, through Swindon’s Centre for Advanced Training in Dance scheme, saw Ellen training at the University of Exeter’s Drama department.

Ellen said “I’m really looking forward to performing at Exeter Northcott Theatre. I can’t wait to experience what it will be like to be in a proper, professional show.”

Gangsta Granny sees young Ben spend every Friday night with his Granny who is so boring! Or is she? What he doesn’t know is Granny has a secret and Friday nights are about to get exciting as Ben embarks on the adventure of a lifetime with his very own Gangsta Granny.

David Walliams said: “It’s the most popular of all my books and I am sure this production by the brilliant Birmingham Stage Company will delight not just children but their parents – and of course grandparents.”


For more information, please contact Jenny Hogg on 01392 722409 or email her.


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