AWFUL AUNTIE by DAVID WALLIAMS
The new playground at the Saxby Hall Orphanage is finally complete, and the Bishops Palace can’t wait to celebrate with you. The orphanage was founded by Stella Saxby. Her parents were killed in a car crash in 1933, leaving her an orphan, all alone with her Awful Auntie. Aunt Alberta and her best friend Wagner, a vicious Bavarian owl, tried everything they could to torment Stella into signing over the deed to Saxby Hall. But Stella, with the help of her friend Soot (the ghost of a chimney sweep, but friends come in all shapes and sizes, don’t they?) fought off Aunt Alberta, saved Saxby Hall, and gifted the beautiful Saxby Hall to be used as an orphanage.
Awful Auntie by David Walliams, adapted for the outdoor stage by Heartbreak Productions, is a truly thrilling tale. Owls, ghosts, chases, escapes, motorcycle rides, and tiddlywinks all fill Stella’s days as she evades her menacing Aunt and saves the family home. So, please join us at the dedication of the new playground at Saxby Hall and hear how it all came about. Make sure you bring a blanket or chair to sit on, weather-appropriate gear, and a picnic, as the tale could take some time to tell, and storytelling can be hungry work!
- Doors open - 5.45pm
- Show starts - 6.30pm
- Running time - 2 hours
We recommend bringing a chair or picnic blanket to sit on. Please feel free to bring your own refreshments to enjoy during the evening.
Adult – £16
Under16 – £10
Family – £45
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