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David Walliams' Awful Auntie

When Stella sets off to visit London with her parents, Lord and Lady Saxby, she has no idea her life is in danger! Waking up three months later, only her Aunt Alberta can tell Stella 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!

From the award-winning West End producers of Gangsta Granny comes the world premiere of David Walliams’ amazing tale of frights, fights and friendship, featuring a very large owl, a very small ghost and a very awful Auntie!

"A triumphant adaption of David Walliams’ much loved book!" What's Good To Do ★★★★★

"A real gem! Exciting, thrilling, heart-warming and memorable – another huge dramatic hit!" What's On Live ★★★★

"The BSC’s Gangsta Granny is truly brilliant, so I’m hugely excited they’ve now brought Awful Auntie to the stage. It’s a terrific show with a hugely talented cast – I loved it and can’t wait for you to see it!" DAVID WALLIAMS

Awful Auntie reviews

12 reviews
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3 Jan 2019

Great play

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3 Jan 2019

Amazing amazing we all loved it

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1 Jan 2019

Great show. Children were glued to their seats whilst watching. Just like the story book. Brilliant show!!!

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31 Dec 2018

It seemed to me that David Walliams is trying to be a reincarnation of Roald Dahl. The slightly scary characters are there but the plot is formulaic and it lacks the wit of Dahl. My grandchildren enjoyed it but I missed hearing the joyful laughter that you her at the BFG or Matilda. The sets were very clever and the venue comfortable. Auntie was actually pretty awful.

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28 Dec 2018

Although all four of the children in our party, aged between 4 and 8, thoroughly enjoyed the performance, the four adults among us found the entire show totally devoid of any humour whatsoever. The play was incredibly wooden in its writing and also performance. Family audiences these days are used to the type of show that can appeal to all ages, this was clearly not the case with Awful Auntie.


Cancellation Policy

No exchanges or refunds after booking.

How Does It Work

Please print confirmation email and bring along with you to your performance. 

Suitable For Children


When Can I Go

Wednesday, 12 December 2018 to Sunday, 6 January 2019

The following are School performances now open to the public:

13th December - 1.30pm
14th December – 10.30am & 1.30pm
Tuesday 18th December – 1.30pm
Wednesday 19th December – 10.30am & 1.30pm
Thursday 20th December  -1.30pm
Friday 21st December – 10.30am

Where Do I Go

Bloomsbury Theatre 

15 Gordon Street

London, WC1H 0AH

The Bloomsbury Theatre and the Bloomsbury Studio are located in central London, near Euston, Euston Square, Goodge Street, Warren Street and Russell Square tube stations. The nearest mainline railway station is Euston. It is also close to many bus routes including 10, 18, 24, 29 73 91, 168 and 253