Stage adaptation of bestselling David Walliams book at venue in May 2018
A stage adaptation of David Walliams’ bestselling book, Awful Auntie, will be performed at Hull New Theatre in May next year.
It will be presented by the Birmingham Stage Company and follows their record-breaking tour of David Walliams’ Gangsta Granny.
Awful Auntie was published in September 2014 and went to No.1 in the children’s book chart for seven weeks.
The paperback was published in February 2016 and sold 212,000 copies, making it the best-selling children’s paperback of the year.
Combined sales of the hardback and paperback have reached more than a million copies and its success has helped to make Walliams one of the country’s best-selling children’s authors.
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 – Wagnar the owl and I can’t wait to see it!”.
Awful Auntie tells the story of Stella who, when she sets off to visit London with her parents, has no idea her life is 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.
David Williams’ amazing tale of frights, fights and friendship features a very large owl, a very small ghost and a very awful Auntie!
The world premiere of Awful Auntie will open at The Capitol Theatre in Horsham in September prior to an 18-month UK tour which arrives at Hull New Theatre on May 17 until May 20.
Awful Auntie will mark the Birmingham Stage Company’s 25th anniversary.
Starting life at The Old Rep Theatre in Birmingham, the company’s productions now regularly visit Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Dubai and Singapore and for 12 years they have produced all the Horrible Histories stage shows which now regularly feature in the West End.
Families across East Yorkshire will not want to miss their production of Awful Auntie, which promises to be awfully thrilling fun for everyone over five!
Tickets for Awful Auntie at Hull New Theatre from Thursday, May 17 to Sunday, May 20 2018 are from £15.50 for adults or £13.50 for under 16s. Family tickets are from £50. They go on sale at 10am on Friday, June 16.
Extras members receive a £3 discount on tickets for the Thursday shows only and can access 24-hour priority booking from 10am on Thursday, June 15.
Book at the Hull City Hall box office or call 01482 300 306. Visit our new website www.hulltheatres.co.uk to book online.