Awful Auntie - based on the bestselling children's book by David Walliams - is heading to Cambridge Arts Theatre this month.

The play, adapted by the Birmingham Stage Company, will be in Cambridge from Wednesday, May 29 to Sunday, June 2.

Birmingham Stage Company has previously adapted several of David Walliams' other books - Gangsta GrannyBillionaire Boy and Demon Dentist.

Awful Auntie tells the story of Stella, who visits London with her parents and has no idea her life is in danger.

When Stella wakes up three months later, only her Aunt Alberta can tell her what happened - but not everything Alberta tells her turns out to be true, and Stella finds herself in the fight for her life against her awful auntie.

David Walliams said: "The BSC’s live shows of my books are always brilliant. I can’t wait for the fun to begin again – it’s going to be a hoot!"

The play is adapted and directed by Neal Foster, with assistant and movement director Richard J. Hinds, designer Jackie Trousdale, lighting by Jason Taylor, sound by Nick Sagar and music by Jak Poore.

As well as directing the play, Neal will appear in the title role. 

In addition to adapting David Walliams' work, Neal has written and directed Horrible Histories shows, including the Barmy Britain adaptation which has toured the West End, across the UK and internationally.

He also directed the world premiere of Tom Gates, which he co-wrote with the author of the book series, Liz Pichon.

David Walliams rose to fame for Little Britain, his creation with Matt Lucas, and was also a judge on Britain's Got Talent for 10 years, winning numerous awards.

Tickets are available from the Cambridge Arts Theatre box office at or by calling 01223 503333.


Performances take place at 6.30pm on the Wednesday, 11am and 3pm on Thursday, 2pm and 6.30pm on Friday and Saturday and at 11am on Sunday. 

Tickets are £25 for adults and £20 for children, with all ticket prices including a £3 booking fee.

The show is suitable for ages five plus.