Charlie and the War Against the Grannies

Alan Brough and co-star in Charlie and the War Against the Grannies
Photograph: Jason Lau

Time Out says

Alan Brough stars in the stage adaption of his ridiculously fun children’s book

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's starring in the live musical adaption of his 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 and his best friend Hills must go to war with them to save the fate of the world.

Charlie and the War Against the Grannies has been short-listed for several book awards. 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. 

This show is recommended for children from five years and up, it makes its Sydney premiere from April 6-9 at the Sydney Opera House. There will be an audio-described performance with a tactile tour on Friday, April 9 at 11am (tour from 10.45am). You can check showtimes and book on the website.

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