“Awful Auntie”, Starring Georgina Leonidas, Set to Open in London
A stage production of the hugely successful children’s book Awful Auntie, starring Georgina Leonidas (Katie Bell), is set to open at London’s Bloomsbury Theatre this December, after a 15-month tour of the United Kingdom.
Having sold 1.2 million copies since its publication in 2014, Awful Auntie, written by British author and comedian David Walliams, is a hit with children and parents alike. The stage adaptation has proved just as popular and has seen Leonidas and the rest of the cast of Awful Auntie perform over 300 times since beginning their tour of the UK in September 2017.
— Awful Auntie Live (@_AwfulAuntie) September 19, 2017
A year ago today was our first day of rehearsals for @_AwfulAuntie ! Here we are reading the script together for the first time. Now we’ve done over 300 shows! Feeling very proud of the team! @birminghamstage pic.twitter.com/az4waRhOr1
— Georgina Leonidas (@George_Leonidas) August 6, 2018
Awful Auntie follows Stella (Leonidas), who wakes up three months after a car crash that killed her parents and has left her as the only inheritor of a large manor house, Saxby Hall. The only person who can recount the past three months to Stella is her Aunt Alberta (Richard James). However, all is not as it seems and it soon becomes clear that Aunt Alberta has ulterior motives!
The production will take up a three-week residency at the newly renovated Bloomsbury Theatre in December, just in time for the festive season.
You can catch Leonidas and her fellow castmates in Awful Auntie from December 12 to January 5 at the Bloomsbury Theatre, London. Tickets can be purchased here.