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Bloomsbury Theatre, London4.241 reviews
When Stella sets off to visit London with her parents, Lord and Lady Saxby, she has no idea her life is in danger!

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Richard James stars as the awful Aunt Alberta in the stage adaption of David Walliams’ award-winning book Awful Auntie
Riding off the success of Gangsta Granny, which ran at the Harold Pinter Theatre earlier this year, David Walliams is back with his award-winning children’s book, Awful Auntie, which is set to run this holiday season at the newly refurbished Bloomsbury Theatre.


Little Britain comedian and Britain’s Got Talent judge David Walliams is one of the best-selling authors of children’s books in the UK and his seventh book, Awful Auntie, was the top-selling children’s book of 2014. Awful Auntie also won Audiobook of the Year at the 2014 UK National Book Awards.


Awful Auntie is a period piece set in 1933 and follows Stella Saxby, the sole heiress to Saxby Hall. One fateful day, Stella is on her way to London with her parents, Lord and Lady Saxby, when the unthinkable happens. She wakes up three months later to find that only her Aunt Alberta knows what happened. However, Stella soon catches on to her lies and finds herself at odds with Aunt Alberta and her Great Bavarian Mountain Owl named Wagner. Can Stella foil Aunt Alberta’s awful plans or will she lose everything she owns?


The Awful Auntie Bloomsbury Theatre cast is set to star Richard James (Gangsta Granny, The Mystery of Sherlock Holmes) as Aunt Alberta, Georgina Leonidas (Katie Bell in the Harry Potter films) as Stella, Roberta Bellekom as Aunt Alberta’s sidekick owl Wagner, Ashley Cousins as Soot, an orphan who gained his name from working as a chimney sweep, and Harry Sutherland as Gibbon, the ancient butler of Saxby Hall.


David Walliam’s smash-hit children’s book was adapted for the stage by Neal Foster (Gangsta Granny, Horrible Histories: Barmy Britain), who also directs. Awful Auntie also features design by Jackie Trousdale, lighting by Jason Taylor, music by Jak Poore, and sound by Nick Sugar.


Don’t miss what the critics are calling “Exciting, thrilling, heart-warming, and memorable” (What’s On Live) and “a triumphant adaptation” (What’s Good To Do) of David Walliam’s beloved children’s book!


Awful Auntie London tickets are expected to sell out quickly. Avoid disappointment and book your Awful Auntie tickets ahead while stocks last!


Additional Information

Age restriction

Suitable for ages 5+. Children under 18 months of age are not permitted.

Running time

2hr 10min (inc interval)

Performance dates

12 December 2018 - 5 January 2019

Special notes

All children require a ticket.

Venue Information

Bloomsbury Theatre15 Gordon Street, London, WC1H 0AH

Customer Reviews

41 reviews4.2

Margaret Hutchings20th January

I took my grandson aged 9 on Sunday 6th January.We had a brilliant experience. The performance was excellent.

Catia Martins8th January

It was a brilliant performance!

Mrs. Lesley Cudd7th January

All the kids loved it. Some of the actors were better thanothers

Emine Gulem7th January

It was an amazing show even for my for year old.

Francesca6th January

I brought my 7 year old niece to see the show it was a brillant show and just around the right time length. The characters were fantastic and my neice has seen a few shows already but has said how this one was her aboslute favourite. Wonderful will be back for sure! Hopefully some more David walliams shows will come to Bloomsbury theatre!

Gareth Porter6th January

Really good production, Kids loved it

Jillian Cottrell5th January

Auntie - awful. Just shouted his way through & looked totally wrong. . Soot - why the 'funny"voice? Irritating. Thank heavens for the Butler - very funny & beautifully acted. We loved him. Clever set, but overall, tired & disappointing.

Vicky West5th January

Very cleverly done, the kids really enjoyed it.

Mary Boole4th January

Pretty indifferent play. Even the kids didn’t laugh much

iram khan3rd January

Really poor. Walked out half way with my son. Overacting and just boring.

Miss Fiona Wood2nd January

The show was enjoyed by all.

j p murphy 31st December

Great book. Poor and very dull version of the book. Lead actors were average at best. Sorry but a waste of £150 and I fell asleep during the first half.