Literature fans see book brought to life on stage


Young literature fans enjoyed a trip to the theatre to see a popular David Walliams book brought to life on stage.

A group of Year 8 students visited the Grand Theatre to watch the stage adaptation of Awful Auntie.

The book tells the story of Stella Saxby, the sole heir to Saxby Hall, who is plagued by her awful Aunt Alberta and her giant owl, who will stop at nothing to take her inheritance. She sets about solving the mystery of her parents' death and thwarting her aunt's terrible plan.

English teacher, Miss K O’Neill, said: “Students thoroughly enjoyed the exciting production of Walliams' tale of frights, fights and friendship as Stella has to uncover the truth about the murder of her parents and has to take on her very own awful Auntie.

“Students in Year 8 are currently studying Crime Writing in English so this murder mystery performance provided great inspiration for their own work.”

Posted on October 9, 2018 .