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Charlie and the War Against the Grannies

Kids, Book events Arts Centre Melbourne , Southbank Saturday March 28 2020 - Sunday April 5 2020
Alan Brough and co-star in Charlie and the War Against the Grannies
Photograph: Jason Lau

Time Out says

Alan Brough is starring in the stage adaption of his ridiculous children’s book – and Melbourne will be the first to see it

Most of us know him from his lovable antics as a team captain on Spicks and Specks, but did you know Alan Brough is also an acclaimed children’s author? Better yet, he is starring in the live musical adaption of his ridiculous debut book Charlie and the War Against the Grannies

The story follows constantly anxious 12-year-old Charlie Duncan, who only ever wanted a simple paper round, but instead ends up uncovering a league of evil grannies and he must go to war with them to save the fate of the world. The live adaption is a rampaging musical comedy featuring shadow puppetry, live music and three really stinky farts.

Brough teamed up with musician/composer Kit Warhurst (Rocket Science) and director/co-writer Sarah Kriegler (Lemony S Puppet Theatre) to create this large scale production. Charlie and the War Against the Grannies is the first large-scale work to be commissioned by Arts Centre Melbourne as part of the Families and Children program. 

The show will run from March 28 to April 5, 2020, at the Arts Centre Melbourne Playhouse and is recommended for children from five years and up. You can check showtimes and book on the website.


Venue name: Arts Centre Melbourne
Address: 100 St Kilda Rd
Transport: Nearby stations: Flinders Street
Price: $27-$39

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