AWFUL AUNTIE by DAVID WALLIAMS
Fri 29 July 2.30pm
Anne Boleyn’s Walk
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, whom 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!
2 hours with interval Age 7+
£17.50 (Friends and Castle Members £15.75)
Discounted Joint Theatre and Gardens ticket
Bring a chair, blanket, beanbag – whatever makes you comfortable, this show is in a woodland glade.
Dress for the weather.
Anne Boleyn’s Woodland Walk
Come prepared for the weather in this dappled woodland glade. You can bring your own seats, beanbags, rugs etc. along with your picnic. Choose where you would like to sit when you arrive, you will view the performance from there whilst enjoying your picnic.
The Guthrie Pavilion will be open during the interval for drinks and snacks.
Please note: umbrellas are welcome if required, gazebo’s are not. You are welcome to stay in the gardens after the performance until the Castle closes for the day.