Awful Auntie by David Walliams

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.
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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. 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!
The Swinton Pizza Trailer will be available to pre-order your wood-fired pizza, with the Bivouac Cafe serving refreshments throughout the evening.
Suitable for 7+
Time: Curtains at 6pm
Price: £15 adult, £10 child, £50 family (2 adults, 3 children)
To book online please click here
To pre-order your wood-fired pizza, please call our reservations team on 01765 680900 or email
Pizza Menu

Margarita Buffalo

Traditional tomato and buffalo mozzarella stone baked pizza finished with fresh basil and olive oil £10.50


Tomato sauce, buffalo mozzarella, pepperoni, spicy nduja sausage £13.50

La Reine

Tomato sauce, buffalo mozzarella, mushroom, globe artichoke finished with black olives, olive oil and rocket £12.50


Tomato sauce, buffalo mozzarella and prosciutto crudo finished with rocket, parmesan, and olive oil £13.50


(The la Reine and the margarita we can substitute the cheese to make a vegan pizza)

(All pizza can be made on a gluten free base)