An awfully good show!
Win tickets to see David Walliams’ Awful Auntie at Theatre Royal
David Walliams has sold millions of books worldwide, his stories have been turned into TV favourites and latterly plays and one of his best comes to the Theatre Royal Bath later this month. And you can be there to watch Awful Auntie, an action-packed half-term treat, complete with a mountain owl. We have teamed up with the Theatre Royal to offer a family ticket for four to enjoy the show on Tuesday, October 23 at 7pm. Recommended for audiences aged 5 to 105, expect to be thoroughly entertained as Walliams’ amazing tale of frights, fights and friendship, is brought to life in an action-packed stage production performed by a talented cast. When Stella (Georgina Leonidas) sets off to visit London with her parents, Lord and Lady Saxby, she has no idea her life is in danger. Waking up three months later, only her Aunt Alberta can tell Stella what has happened. But not everything 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. Awful Auntie became the bestselling children’s book of 2014 selling 50,000 copies in its first week on the book shelves and winning the Specsavers Children’s Book of the Year. Both funny and thrilling, this ‘must-see’ new stage production for children, parents, grandparents and, of course, aunties, is produced by the West End team behind Gangsta Granny. Director Neal Foster said: “I adored the book when I read it and I knew instantly it would make a fabulous theatre show because it is such a gripping story. This is the biggest show we’ve ever staged in our 25 year history. It’s an enormous set to recreate Saxby Hall, a Rolls Royce car, a giant owl, special effects, all wrapped up in the most thrilling story, which unfolds in real time. It will be thrilling, scary and hilarious all at the same time!”
David Walliams’ Awful Auntie runs at the Theatre Royal Bath from Tuesday 23 to Saturday 27 October. Performances: Tuesday: 7pm; Wednesday & Thursday: 1.30pm & 7pm; Friday: 2pm & 7pm: Saturday: 11am, 3pm & 7pm. Tickets: children: £16.50 £20.50; adults: £19.50 – £27.50 (Booking fee applies) To purchase tickets contact the Theatre Royal Bath Box Office on 01225 448844 or visit www.theatreroyal.org.uk
Above, Richard James as Aunt Alberta Below, Georgina Leonidas as Stella and Ashley Cousins as Soot