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Outdoor Theatre – Awful Auntie by David Walliams 

Sun 24th July 2022
3.00pm (earliest entry 10.30am)

“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!” 

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. 

Join Heartbreak Productions for David Walliams’ best-seller Awful Auntie on the outdoor stage. 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!

Adult £15.00, Child £13.00, Family (2+2) £44.00
Age 7+
Running Time: 2 Hours including an interval

** Unfortunately we are unable to allow dogs into the performance area, other than assistance dogs.

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Frequently Asked Questions for Awful Auntie

WHAT TIME DOES THE PERFORMANCE START?
The performance will start on the Lower Terrace at 3.00pm.

WHAT TIME DOES THE PERFORMANCE FINISH?
The performance will finish at approximately 5.00pm

WILL THERE BE AN INTERVAL
There will be a 20 minute interval at approximately 3.50pm. 

WHAT TIME CAN I ARRIVE?
You are welcome to arrive at Eastnor Castle any time from 10.30am.
Gates to the theatre performance area open at 2.00pm.

CAN I BRING A PICNIC?
You are very welcome to bring a picnic. 

CAN I BRING A RUG/CHAIR TO SIT ON?
We are not providing seating for this performance; you are very welcome to bring a rug to sit on and / or a low backed chair. Please kindly note that the Lower Terrace is flat so please keep chairs to the outer edges of the audience area if possible to avoid obstructing the view of those behind you.

CAN I BRING AN UMBRELLA?
Unfortunately umbrellas are not permitted as they may obstruct the view of those seated behind you.

WILL THE PERFORMANCE GO AHEAD IF IT’S RAINING?
The performance will still go ahead if it rains so please bring waterproof clothing if appropriate. Equally, please consider that shade is limited on the Lower Terrace so please remember your sun cream and sun hats.

ARE THERE TOILETS ON THE LOWER TERRACE?
We will have some temporary toilets situated on the Lower Terrace. The portcullis toilets are also only a short walk away.

HOW CAN I ACCESS THE LOWER TERRACE WITH A BUGGY OR WHEELCHAIR?
The Lower Terrace is accessed by steps but there is a path for buggies and wheelchairs which can be found by walking a short way down the main drive and taking the first track on the right.

CAN I BRING MY DOG?
Unfortunately, dogs are not permitted in the Outdoor Theatre area as they may disturb the performance.

DO I NEED TO PRINT MY TICKETS OUT?
No, you can show your tickets on a phone or mobile device, as long as we can see the barcode. Please ensure you download your ticket to your device prior to arrival as connection to the internet is sometimes slow at Eastnor!

WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THE PRICE OF MY TICKET?
Your ticket includes the following:
– Theatre performance
– Access to the Castle grounds from 10.30am
– Use of all attractions (Maze. Junior Obstacle Course, Adventure Playground, Tree-top Walkway, Woodland Play Area, Tree Hunters’ Trek, Rope-Swings)
– Access to any other event/activity being held at Eastnor that day.

Please kindly note that access to the inside of the Castle is not included in your entrance price but you will be able to upgrade your ticket at the Visitor Entrance and / or the front door of the Castle should you wish to go inside.

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