SOLD OUT. Outdoor Theatre at Quarry Bank: David Walliams' Awful Auntie

Heartbreak Productions stage Awful Auntie by David Walliams, in the Upper Garden at Quarry Bank. Bring a picnic and enjoy this fun-filled show.

  • Booking essential

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 (the ghost of a chimney sweep, but friends come in all shapes and sizes, don’t they?) 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 the outdoor stage 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, weather-appropriate gear, and a picnic, as the tale could take some time to tell, and storytelling can be hungry work!

Prices

Event ticket prices
  • Adult £16.00
  • Child £10.00
  • Family £43.00
    1A 3C
  • Family £48.00
    2A 2C
  • Family £58.00
    2A 3C

The basics

Booking details
Call 0344 249 1895
Suitability
Suitable for children aged 7+
Meeting point
Please park in the car park and follow directions to the upper garden where this performance will take place.
What to bring and wear
Please bring low-backed seating or picnic blankets. If your seating is too high for the row behind to see past you may be asked to move.
Accessibility
Event is fully accessible.

Contact Info

Name
Quarry Bank
Email
quarrybank@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01625 527468

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SOLD OUT. Outdoor Theatre at Quarry Bank: David Walliams' Awful Auntie

Sat 23 Jul 2022
18:30-20:30
Heartbreak Productions stage Awful Auntie by David Walliams, in the Upper Garden at Quarry Bank. Bring a picnic and enjoy this fun-filled show.

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