presented by Heartbreak Productions
** THIS PERFORMANCE IS TAKING PLACE AT MIDDLESBROUGH TOWN HALL COURTYARD **
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.
For ages 7+
Running time: 2 Hours
Tables and chairs will be provided and refreshments will be available from the Bar and Café.
In the event of bad weather, the performance will be moved into the Town Hall Crypt – the show will go on!
Illustration © Tony Ross 2014. Licensed by HarperCollins Publishers Ltd