Watch out for a very large owl, as well as the most Awful Auntie in history. They’ll be up against a brave little girl and her ghostly friend in the world premiere production of David Walliams’ Awful Auntie which comes to Cardiff’s New Theatre this week.
This funny and dynamic new show is from Birmingham Stage Company, the award-winning producers who brought David Walliams’ Gangsta Granny to Cardiff in 2016.
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 – Wagner the owl and I can’t wait to see it!”
Awful Auntie was first published in September 2014 and went to No.1 in the children’s book chart for seven weeks, with the paperback version becoming the best-selling children’s paperback of 2016. With combined sales of that title at over a million copies on its own, Walliams has become one of the country’s bestselling children’s authors, with three of his books winning National Children’s Book Awards.
Awful Auntie tells the story of Stella, who, when she sets 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!
- Awful Auntie. runs from 9 – 13 May and tickets are available from the Box Office on (029) 2087 8889 and newtheatrecardiff.co.uk. There will be a captioned performance on Sat 12 May 2pm.
- Photo by Mark Douet