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Citizens of Crewe and Nantwich are advised to watch out for a very large owl as well as the most awful Auntie in history.

They will be up against a brave little girl and her ghostly friend in the world premiere production of David Walliams’ Awful Auntie at Crewe Lyceum Theatre.

The production arrives in South Cheshire on August 22 and plays until August 26.

This funny and exciting new show is from Birmingham Stage Company, award-winning producers who previously brought David Walliams’ Gangsta Granny to the stage.

David Walliams said: “The Birmingham Stage Company’s Gangsta Granny is truly brilliant, so I’m hugely excited that they’re now bringing Awful Auntie to the stage.

“It promises to be a thrilling show and a total hoot – Wagner the owl and I can’t wait to see it!”

Awful Auntie tells the story of Stella, who when she sets off to visit London with her parents had no idea her life was in danger.

Waking up from a coma three months later, only her Aunt Alberta can tell Stella what has happened.

But not everything Aunt Alberta tells her turns out to be true and Stella quickly discovers she’s in for the fight of her life against her very own awful Auntie!

The book was published in September 2014 and went to No.1 in the children’s’ book chart for seven weeks.

The paperback was published in February 2016 and became the best-selling children’s paperback of the year.

Combined sales of the hardback and paperback have now reached over a million copies.

It has helped make Walliams one of the country’s bestselling children’s authors.

His books have been translated into more than 50 languages, bringing worldwide sales to over 17 million.

Three of his books have won National Children’s Book Awards.

Awful Auntie is suitable for all ages over 5.

Performances between Wednesday August 22 and Sunday August 26 as follows:
Wed 7pm, Thu 2pm & 7pm, Fri 2 & 7pm
Sat 2pm & 7pm
Sun 11am & 3pm
Tickets: £10.50 – £22.50

For more details, visit or call the Box Office on 01270 368 242.

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