Reviews of our 2017-18 production:
"Awful Auntie Live on Stage is a triumphant adaption of David Walliams’ much loved book. It has been cleverly adapted and directed and is great entertainment!"
What's Good To Do
"This knockabout country-house horror-detective fun has been adapted by the team behind the hit take on Gangsta Granny. Timothy Speyer as awful Auntie is superb. My boys loved it."
"Awful Auntie is perfectly brilliant and the entire audience was absolutely captivated. A fantastic set fit for the West End, oodles of humour, some weird and wonderful capers and a star cast who relate the complex and rapid story extraordinarily well – it’s a sure-fire winner!"
"Brought to us by the BSC, the company that produced the award-winning Gangsta Granny, this latest offering is just as exciting and terrifying as the book and has all the hallmarks of another huge dramatic hit. Awful Auntie is both thrilling and disturbing, heart-warming and memorable - a real gem of a play and definitely one to catch!"
What's On Live
"Awful Auntie is brought spectacularly to life in all her monstrous glory by the company who brought us the hugely successful Gangsta Granny. Once again they have kept true to the book and met the challenges of bringing the characters to life with huge success. It’s an Awfully good production for all the family."
Express & Star
"Just like Gangsta Granny before it, Awful Auntie transfers so beautifully to the stage that it could have been written especially for the theatre. It has everything a great piece of theatre needs and, possibly most important of all, it captures the audience’s attention from the very beginning to the very end. It's awfully good!".
"Ten out of ten for a show that’s true to plot and spirit of the book – although this play is so much funnier."
David Walliams and children's theatre experts Birmingham Stage Company are proving ideal partners. After Gangsta Granny, Awful Auntie, has transferred to the stage full of wonder, wit, mystery, mirth and not a little manic mayhem. With a superb set and costumes, it's highly entertaining and awfully good!
Awful Auntie is a thrilling mash-up of comedy, horror, and detective story. I hope the partnership with Birmingham Stage Company continues with David Walliams: his books are ready fodder for the stage and become, in BSC’s experienced hands, note-perfect productions.
Childrens Theatre Reviews