Win a family ticket to see David Walliams’ Awful Auntie
PUBLISHED: 14:00 07 April 2018
Photo by Mark Douet
David Walliams’ novel Awful Auntie has been turned into a stage production.
The show follows in the footsteps of Walliams’ Gangsta Granny, produced by the Birmingham Stage Company, which has enjoyed sold-out shows across the country.
Awful Auntie tells the story of Stella, who sets off to visit London with her parents, with no idea her life is in danger.
When she wakes up from a coma three months later, only Aunt Alberta can explain what happened – and not only does Stella quickly realise it is all true, she is in the fight of her life against her own awful auntie.
Walliams’ tale of frights, fights and friendship features a very large owl and a very small ghost.
He said: “The Birmingham Stage Company’s Gangsta Granny is truly brilliant, so I’m hugely excited they’re now bringing Awful Auntie to the stage.
“It promises to be a thrilling show and a total hoot – Wagnar the owl and I can’t wait to see it.”
The story Awful Auntie was published in 2014, and stayed at number one in the book charts for seven weeks.
When the paperback was released two years later, it became the best-selling children’s paperback of the year.
Walliams has become one of the country’s best-selling children’s authors.
Awful Auntie will be performed at the Bristol Hippodrome on May 1-6 at 7pm.
There will also be morning shows on May 2 and 4 at 10.30am, May 6 at 11am, and matinees on May 3 at 1.30pm, and May 5 at 2.30pm.
Tickets, priced £24.50, are available from www.atgtickets.com/venues/bristol-hippodrome or 08448 713012.
Awful Auntie will also be staged in Weston later in the year, when it comes to the Playhouse from October 3-6.
The Mercury has teamed up with the Hippodrome to offer a family ticket to the show on May 1.
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