The bestselling children’s author David Walliams and the award-winning Birmingham Stage Company have teamed up for a brand-new production of Demon Dentist. This is their latest collaboration after Gangsta Granny and Billionaire Boy, both of which received Olivier award nominations. Demon Dentist will be at The Alexandra Birmingham from 28 June to 1 July 2023.
Demon Dentist begins with strange things happening in Alfie’s town. Children are leaving their teeth for the tooth fairy and waking up to find odd things under their pillow. Alfie and his friend Gabz are determined to get to the bottom of the mystery – but no-one could have dreamed what they’ll discover, when they come face to face with the demon dentist herself in this amazing children’s musical.
David Walliams said: “The Birmingham Stage Company has created three amazing adaptations of my books, so I can’t wait to see their new production of Demon Dentist. It’s going to be hilarious, jaw-dropping fun!”
David Walliams is one of Britain’s best-loved comedians. Little Britain, his creation with Matt Lucas, won numerous international awards including three BAFTAs, and now plays in over 100 countries. It was followed by one of the most popular comedies of all time, Come Fly with Me. David has also been a judge on the ITV talent show Britain’s Got Talent since 2012. A best-selling children’s author, David began writing books in 2008. His novels have been translated into 55 languages, selling 50 million copies worldwide.
Neal Foster is the adapter and director of Demon Dentist. He is the Actor/Manager of The Birmingham Stage Company, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. Since its foundation in 1992 has staged over one hundred productions and the company has become one of the world’s leading producers of theatre for children and their families. Productions include Horrible Histories Live on Stage for seventeen years in the UK, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Qatar, Bahrain, Hong Kong, Singapore, New Zealand and Australia. Neal has written and directed all of the most recent Horrible Histories shows including the Barmy Britain series seen in the West End, across the UK, and abroad. Demon Dentist is his fourth David Walliams stage show after Gangsta Granny, Awful Auntie and Billionaire Boy. He also directed the world premiere of Tom Gates which he adapted alongside the author of the books, Liz Pichon.
Demon Dentist is adapted and directed by Neal Foster, designed by Jackie Trousdale, lighting by Jason Taylor, sound by Nick Sagar and music by Jak Poore.
Demon Dentist is suitable for ages 5 +