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, Birmingham Stage Company's production of David Walliams' bestselling children's book, has arrived in the West End following a long-running UK tour.

Suitable for kids aged five and over, the show is a perfect antidote to cries of 'Grannies are boring! Our young protagonist Ben is initially labouring under this preconception, forced to spend Friday evenings at his frequently flatulent Granny's house playing Scrabble and eating cabbage soup.

Sarah said: “I came out and I was talking to some friends and I looked around and couldn’t see my scooter.

Pensioner Sarah Dougall, 75, had gone to an evening Bible class in New Cross, south-east London.

There are a couple of slightly dubious moments of humour involving some clunky stereotyping of Asian shop-owners and Germans, but these can be forgiven since they'll probably soar over the heads of the younger audience members.

It's also refreshing to see parents with ambitions for their child to pursue a non-traditional career path (although the show humorously skewers pushy parenting in one delightfully awkward scene).

This penchant for the Paso does however provide a neat distraction during the scenery changes.

Jacqueline Trousdale's set design is inventive, with rotating elements that variously flip out, Swiss Army knife-style, into beds, front rooms and corner shops.

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