Awful Auntie

Children’s Theatre (7+): David Walliams’ Awful Auntie

The Play

Watch the fabulous characters from David Walliams’ much-loved children’s novel come to life in Heartbreak Productions’ adaptation of Awful Auntie for the outdoor stage at the Museum on Friday, 26 August 2022.

Awful Auntie

The new playground at the Saxby Hall Orphanage is finally complete, and we can’t wait to celebrate with you. The orphanage was founded by Stella Saxby, who some of you may remember. Her parents were killed in a car crash in 1933, leaving her an orphan, all alone with her Awful Auntie. And when we say awful, we mean awful. 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 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.

Booking Tickets

Tickets will be released nearer the time. 

Gates open 6pm. Performance begins at 6.30pm. Show ends 8.30pm.

The show has an approximate running time of 2 hours with one interval.

Due to the nature of this event and for the comfort of everyone in the audience, please note that dogs are not permitted at the performance (except assistance dogs).

The event is outside on grass – don’t forget to bring suitable seating and clothing as the performance will go ahead in all weather conditions!

Details are correct at the time of publication, but the Museum reserves the right to make any necessary changes to the programme.


Fri 26 August 2022