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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.
Illustration © Tony Ross 2014. Lettering of author’s name © Quentin Blake 2010. Licensed by HarperCollins Publishers Ltd.
The event is part of our ‘Live at the Park’ series and will take place at Itchen Valley Country Park.
We are asking all audience members to either bring their own seating or hire a deckchair, simply add these to the basket when booking. Picnic blankets, camping chairs, deckchairs or similar are all welcome but please double check which zone you have booked when bringing them with you. Zones 1 and 2 are suitable for picnic blankets while Zones 3 and 4 are suitable for chairs or deckchair hires.
* All ticket prices are inclusive of a £1 restoration levy
Family offer: book 4 tickets for £41!
In response to Covid-19 we have updated our booking terms and conditions so that you can book with confidence.
BOOK YOUR TICKET
PRICESFull Price: £13.00
Under 16 Years: £11.00
Wheelchair (SD): £11.00
Deckchair (suitable for one person): £4.00
For ages 7 years +