David Walliams' Awful Auntie

Heartbreak Productions present Awful Auntie by David Walliams at Hanbury Hall.

  • 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, 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, 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 £12.00
  • Family £46.00
    1A 3C
  • Family £50.00
    2A 2C
  • Family £60.00
    2A 3C

The basics

Booking details
Call 0344 249 1895
Meeting point
When you arrive at the venue, parking is available in the main visitor car park. The performance area is located on the events lawn, to the left hand side of the Hall.
What to bring and wear
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!
Accessibility
Event is fully accessible.
Other
For those wishing additional refreshment, the Stables Cafe will be open before the performance begins and during the interval. Toilets are located in the Stable yard, adjacent to the café facility.

Contact Info

Name
Hanbury Hall
Email
hanburyhall@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01527 821214

Upcoming events

Platinum Jubilee Celebrations

Sun 05 Jun 2022
10:00-16:30
Join us at Hanbury Hall to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with lawn games and picnics from Thursday 2 – Sunday 5 June.

David Walliams' Awful Auntie

Sat 16 Jul 2022
19:00-21:00
Heartbreak Productions present Awful Auntie by David Walliams at Hanbury Hall.

Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie

Fri 29 Jul 2022
19:00-21:00
Illyria Theatre present J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan, adapted by Oliver Gray.

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë

Sat 13 Aug 2022
19:00-21:10
Heartbreak Productions present Charlotte Brontë's classic, Jane Eyre.

The Pirates of Penzance by Gilbert & Sullivan

Sat 20 Aug 2022
19:00-21:30
Illyria Theatre present Gilbert & Sullivan's The Pirates of Penzance.