April 8

Outdoor Theatre: David Walliams’ Awful Auntie

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Outdoor Theatre: David Walliams’ Awful Auntie

July 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tickets cost: €12 for children, €17 for adults and €48 for a family of four


Recommended Age: 7+ years old
Running Time: 2 Hours including interval


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 (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! 

When you arrive, parking is available at the Farmyard in Westport House. Stewards will greet you and direct you to the performance area/the performance area is located opposite the Coach House on the way towards Westport House.

For those wishing additional refreshment, a pop-up cafe will be running during most performances. Or you can book in for a pre-dinner in Gracys by calling 098 56506. Loos are located in the Coach House.

Please let us know if you have any access needs.


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