David Walliams’ best-selling children’s book Awful Auntie will re-open The Bloomsbury Theatre this Christmas following a three-and-a-half year renovation.
The theatre had initially planned for the refurbishment to take one year, however, an inspection found extensive amounts of asbestos and it was forced to close its doors in June 2015.
The theatre will re-open on 12 December with Walliam’s Awful Auntie which runs until 5 January 2019. The show is about a young girl called Stella, whose Aunt Alberta (and giant pet owl Wagner) is out to steal her inheritance from her.
Awful Auntie is the latest children’s book by Walliams to be adapted for the stage following The Midnight Gang, Gangsta Granny, Ratburger, and the musicals Mr Stink and Billionaire Boy. Walliams’ The Boy in the Dress is set to be adapted into a musical at the RSC next year and will have music by Robbie Williams and Guy Chambers.
Awful Auntie is booking from 12 December 2018 until 5 January 2019 at the Bloomsbury Theatre, London.