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Awful Auntie at Cornbury Park

Wind amongst the trees to find a grand Oxfordshire valley with stunning views for David Walliams’ best-seller Awful Auntie on the outdoor stage.  The new playground at the Saxby Hall Orphanage is finally complete, and we can’t wait to celebrate with you. The orphanage was founded…

Wind amongst the trees to find a grand Oxfordshire valley with stunning views for David Walliams’ best-seller Awful Auntie on the outdoor stage. 

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!

Presented with the generous support of Cornbury Park.

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Who to contact

Contact Name
box office
Telephone
01608 642350
E-mail
boxoffice@chippingnortontheatre.com
Website
http://www.chippingnortontheatre.com
Parent Organisation
Chipping Norton Theatre

Where to go

Address
Rangers Lodge
Cornbury Park
Charlbury
Chipping Norton
Oxfordshire
Postcode
OX7 3HL

Time / Date Details

When is it on
10 August 2.30pm & 6.30pm
Time of day
Morning
Afternoon
Evening

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Availability

Age Ranges
From 5 To 20

Additional Information

Providing services to
11 - 16 years (secondary school age)
Young people

Last checked on 16/06/2022

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