Yer Granny King’s Theatre

This show really is one big laugh right from the word go – and a highly entertaining one at that (but not in a cheesy way!)

For as long as I can remember, I’ve always been a huge fan of Jonathan Watson (Only an Excuse?), Paul Riley (Still Game) and Gregor Fisher (Rab C Nesbit) – so when the chance came for me to go and review this – well, I couldn’t resist!

The show is set in a high rise flat in Glasgow above what once was a family run chip shop, in the year 1977. During the two and a quarter hour performance, the family are going through some financial difficulties – to the extent that one member (the granny of the title) was eating them out of house and home – a familiar situation for many I’m sure! The family try to come up with ways to prevent this, but all of their ideas fail at the first hurdle – that is until Charlie (Paul Riley) has a brain wave – he suggests that 100 year old Granny (Gregor Fisher) gets married to their chip shop enemy Donnie Francisco (Brian Pettifer).

A very highly outrageous comedy right from the moment the curtain goes up, and a show not to be missed. I always think that doing comedy in a show takes a lot of hard work, requiring split-second timing whether the comedy is verbal or physical – as your onstage actions and reactions have to be spot on for it to get a laugh from the audience – and this show achieved all of that and more!

Yer Granny runs at The Kings Theatre all this week – a highly recommended night out if you like a laugh!

Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m off for some chips and cheese with some watered down chippy sauce!

Jamie Wells