The UK’s best-selling children’s book of 2016 comes to the stage
Tickets are now on sale for David Walliams’ Awful Auntie which comes to the New Alexandra Theatre from Wednesday 22 to Sunday 26 November 2017.
The brand new production by Birmingham Stage Company follows their record-breaking tour of David Walliams’ Gangsta Granny which held its premiere in Birmingham and recently finished a sell-out fifty-week tour of the UK.
David Walliams said:
“The Birmingham Stage Company’s Gangsta Granny is truly brilliant, so I’m hugely excited that they’re now bringing Awful Auntie to the stage. It promises to be a thrilling show and a total hoot – Wagnar and I can’t wait to see it!”
Awful Auntie tells the story of Stella, who when she set off to visit London with her parents had no idea her life was in danger. Waking up from a coma three months later, only her Aunt Alberta can tell Stella what has happened. But not everything Aunt Alberta tells her turns out to be true and Stella quickly discovers she’s in for the fight of her life against her very own awful Auntie. David Williams’ amazing tale of frights, fights and friendship features a very old car, a very large owl and a very small ghost.
Awful Auntie was published in September 2014 and went to No.1 in the children’s book chart for seven weeks. The paperback was published in February 2016 and has sold 212,000 copies, making it the best-selling children’s paperback of the year. Combined sales of the hardback and paperback have reached 950,000 copies.
Awful Auntie will mark the Birmingham Stage Company’s 25th anniversary. Starting life at The Old Rep Theatre in Birmingham, the company’s productions now visit Australia, Hong Kong, Dubai and Singapore. For twelve years they have produced all the Horrible Histories stage shows which now regularly feature in the West End.
Families around the country will not want to miss Awful Auntie, which promises to be awfully thrilling fun for everyone over 5!
Tickets can be booked at www.atgtickets.com/birmingham or 0844 871 3011.