Awful Auntie

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Walton Hall and Gardens

Walton Lea Road

Higher Walton


United Kingdom

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David Walliams is back at Walton Hall and Gardens this year folks. Well, not exactly in person. But close...

About this event

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 outdoor theatre 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. So, please join us at the dedication of the new playground at Saxby Hall and hear how it all came about. Make sure you bring a blanket or chair to sit on and wear weather-appropriate gear, as the tale could take some time to tell, and storytelling can be hungry work!

Date and time

  • Friday 9 June
  • Friday 2 September

Doors open at 5.30pm, show starts at 6.30pm

Interval at 7.30pm. Total running time – 2 hours

Recommended age 7 +

Food and drink will be available to buy at the event.

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