Citizens of Cheshire are advised to be on the lookout for a very large owl as well as the most awful auntie in history.
They will be up against a brave little girl and her ghostly friend when the world premiere production of David Walliams’ Awful Auntie come to Crewe Lyceum Theatre this August.
The funny and exciting new show is brought to you by Birmingham Stage Company, the award-winning producers who previously brought David Walliams’ Gangsta Granny to the stage.
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David 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 – Wagner 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, had no idea her life was 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!
Awful Auntie was first published in September 2014 and was at number one in the children’s book chart for seven weeks.
The paperback was published in February 2016 and became the best-selling children’s paperback of the year.
Combined sales of the hardback and paperback have now reached over a million copies.
The book helped propel Walliams to become one of the country’s bestselling children’s authors and his books have since been translated into over 50 languages.
Worldwide sales now top over 17 million, and three of his books have won National Children’s Book Awards.