Grow Up Grandad | PLAYHOUSE Whitely Bay

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Steelworks Theatre Co. present 'Grow Up Grandad'


  • Date: Tuesday 13th September 2016
  • Time: 2 pm & 7.30 pm

Grow Up Grandad


Gordon Steel


Poppy is eleven and has attitude. When she finds herself living with her cantankerous grandfather, a man she neither likes nor loves, all hell breaks loose. Something of a hermit; a man living in the past who sees very little good in anything or anybody, her Grandad is suddenly and unexpectedly confronted by a tornado of energy that can’t sit still and asks too many questions.


Grow up Grandad is an intergenerational story that deals with love and loss, hope and sadness, as the relationship between Poppy and her Grandad is thrust together and torn apart. 


Award winning writer and Hull Truck favourite Gordon Steel - Like a Virgin, Studs, Dead Fish, A Kick in the Baubles has written for the BBC, Channel 4, Carlton Television and LWT.  


‘Just over two hours of emotional, poignant, moving, touching, heartbreaking, heartwarming, soul-stirring, uplifting drama’

‘I laughed, I cried, I didn’t want it to end’

‘Please take hankies…Fabulous’

‘No flannel, the best thing I’ve seen!  Wow and I don’t think it will be topped’

  • Date: Tuesday 13th September 2016
  • Time: 2 pm & 7.30 pm
  • Sorry, this event has now passed and ticket sales are no longer available.
  • Matinee Performance:


    Doors to Bars: 1 pm

    Doors to Auditorium: 1.30 pm

    Show Start: 2 pm

    Interval: 3 pm

    Second Half: 3.20 pm

    Show End: 4.20 pm


    Evening Performance:


    Doors to Bars: 6.30 pm

    Doors to Auditorium: 7 pm

    Show Start: 7.30 pm

    Interval: 8.30 pm

    Second Half: 8.50 pm

    Show End: 9.50 pm