David Walliams’ Awful Auntie will play Sunderland Empire next month.

The show will be on Wearside from June 28 – July 1 as part of an eighteen-month UK tour.

Awful Auntie tells the story of Stella, who when she sets off to visit London with her parents has no idea her life is 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.

David Williams’ amazing tale of frights, fights and friendship features a very large owl, a very small ghost and a very awful Auntie!

Timothy Speyer (The Witches, James and the Giant Peach, Fantastic Mr Fox and The BFG) will play Aunt Alberta, Stella’s awful auntie and Georgina Leonidas, will play Stella Saxby and audiences may have spotted her as Harry Potter’s fellow quidditch player, Katie Bell in three of the Harry Potter films.

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

It has helped to make Walliams one of the country’s best-selling children’s authors, with four of his books charting in the 2016 children’s top ten. They have also been translated into over 50 languages, bringing worldwide sales to 16.7 million.

Tickets are available from the Sunderland Empire Box Office on High Street West, via the ticket centre 0844 871 3022* or www.ATGtickets.com/Sunderland

*calls cost up to 7p per minute plus standard network charges. Booking and transaction fees may apply to telephone and online bookings.

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