My Granny is a Pirate – Tour throughout Durham and beyond…

My Granny is a Pirate – Tour throughout Durham and beyond…


05 October – 31 October 2013


Depends on the venue


Durham and beyond…


Depends on the venue

My Granny is a Pirate


New Writing North brings Val McDermid’s children’s picture book My Granny is a Pirate to communities throughout Durham and beyond in October

New Writing North is delighted to announce that its touring production of Val McDermid’s My Granny is a Pirate will be visiting communities centre and libraries across County Durham during October 2013. Commissioned by the Durham Book Festival, playwright Carina Rodney and director Annie Rigby have turned McDermid’s debut outing into children’s literature into a rip-roaring, piratical musical adventure suitable for under-6s and their families. Granny’s high-seas shenanigans are brought to life on-stage by a talented cast of actors and musicians from Sage Gateshead. Workshops in crafts and music will also be available for small pirates in Durham venues before the show.

The tour starts with a premiere at Gateshead Old Town Hall on 5 October.

In addition to venues throughout County Durham, the production can also be seen at Newcastle Central Library, Hexham Library, Darlington Central Library and Hindmarsh Hall, Alnmouth. To find a venue near you go to the Granny Pirate website at for the most up-to-late listings and information about where to book the workshops.

Saturday 12 October 10.30am: Val will attend the performance of My Granny is a Pirate at Durham town hall as part of core Durham Book Festival Programme and will be available to sign books afterwards.

More Information – Where to see Granny Pirate:


  1. Pauline
    Oct 13, 2015 @ 12:21:47

    Just finished reading Splinter in the Silence – very enjoyable and so pleased to see Carol and Tony back working together. Can’t wait for the next book


    • Ria
      Feb 04, 2017 @ 10:30:10

      Oh yes me too.I just read all 9 of Tony and Carol books since my daughter introduced them to me at Christmas.
      The just cannot end here❗❗


  2. Francescs
    Oct 15, 2016 @ 23:43:28

    I am an Italian reader… I saw you on the BBC last summer while I was visiting my relatives in London and thought I wanted to find out more about you. So I approached your books. I have read all of the dr hill series in the summer and can’t wait to read the next one. I find the openmindedness that supports your stories refreshing… a cosy place. I wish you well mrs mcdermid.


  3. Shirley
    Nov 28, 2016 @ 01:28:43

    I only started reading your books this year, but was pleased to find several of your books in my local library. I remember watching Wire in the Blood on tv several years ago and have found the Tony Hill and Carol Jordan books gripping. Can’t wait to read your next instalment!


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