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David Walliams'

Awful Auntie

Live on Stage!

Thu 21 – Sun 24 Mar 2024

When Stella sets off to visit London with her parents, she has no idea her life is in danger! When Stella wakes up three months later, only her Aunt Alberta can tell her what has happened. But not everything 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!

Following their acclaimed productions of Gangsta Granny, Billionaire Boy and Demon Dentist, Birmingham Stage Company are proud to present a fabulous new production of David Walliams’ amazing adventure story, featuring a very large owl, a very small ghost and a very awful Auntie!

‘The BSC’s live shows of my books are always brilliant – I can’t wait for the fun to begin again! It’s going to be a hoot!‘ David Walliams


‘It was a brilliant performance that all the students loved! Excellent acting, amazingly atmospheric music and a fantastic set. It was great to see the book come alive and it more than fulfilled our expectations. We will definitely take them to a BSC production again.’

Emmanuel School, Nottingham


‘It was amazing. The children loved it – particularly the set, music, tricks, humour and its closeness to the book. The actors were very funny and it exceeded our expectations! Thank you!’

Buckingham Primary



‘A thoroughly enjoyable experience! A super set and lighting which created the settings superbly. The cast were extremely good and our children thoroughly engaged with them. And just the right length!’

St Andrew Primary


'Awful Auntie is a thrilling mash-up of comedy, horror, and detective story. I hope the partnership with Birmingham Stage Company continues with David Walliams: his books are ready fodder for the stage and become, in BSC’s experienced hands, note-perfect productions.'

Childrens Theatre Reviews

'This knockabout country-house horror-detective fun has been adapted by the team behind the hit take on Gangsta Granny. Timothy Speyer as awful Auntie is superb. My boys loved it.'

Sunday Times

'Awful Auntie Live on Stage is a triumphant adaption of David Walliams’ much loved book. It has been cleverly adapted and directed and is great entertainment!'

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