The Bloomsbury Theatre is set to reopen after a three-and-a-half year renovation with an adaptation of David Walliams’ best-selling children’s book Awful Auntie over the Christmas period. The theatre’s refurbishment was initially planned to last a year, but it was forced to close its doors earlier than it planned in June 2015 after asbestos was found upon inspection.
Awful Auntie Tickets
Having garnered a reputation as an exceptional children’s author, David Walliams’ delightfully funny bestseller Awful Auntie is adapted for the stage.
Walliams’ story is about Stella Saxby, the heir to a manor house called Saxby Hall, who deplorable aunt Alberta (accompanied by her enormous owl Wagner) sets about taking her inheritance away from her. Stella must rely on her intelligence to evade Alberta’s advances and keep what is rightfully hers.
David Walliams is best-known as an actor-comedian whose Little Britain sketch series with Matt Lucas took the world by storm in the early 2000s. He has gone on to be widely recognised as one of the most likeable judges on the ITV talent series Britain’s Got Talent. In 2008, he turned his pen to children’s book writing, and has penned 12 books to date, including The Boy in the Dress and Gangsta Granny, selling 12.5 million copies worldwide.
A number of Walliams’ books have been adapted for the stage already, such as Billionaire Boy, The Midnight Gang, Mr Stink and Ratburger. A production of Awful Auntie is currently touring the UK and will stop at the Bloomsbury Theatre this Christmas, with tickets on sale now.