WHAT on earth does author and comedian David Walliams have against close relatives?

First there was Gangsta Granny, and now there’s Awful Auntie, and she is on her way to bring mayhem and a summer holiday treat to the Everyman in Cheltenham.

And the good news is, its all good family fun, despite the presence of a very small spook and a rather intimidating bird of prey.

A spokesman said of the engaging plot: “When Stella sets off to visit London with her parents, Lord and Lady Saxby, she has no idea her life is in danger!

“Waking up three months later, only her Aunt Alberta can tell Stella what has happened.

“But not everything 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.”

The spokesman added: “From the award-winning West End producers of Gangsta Granny comes the world premiere of David Walliams’ amazing tale of frights, fights and friendship, featuring a very large owl, a very small ghost and a very awful Auntie.

“The production is presented by Birmingham Stage Company, one of the world’s leading producers of theatre for children and their families.” This year marks the company’s 25th anniversary year, during which time they have staged over eighty productions.”

In fact they have worked with some of Britain’s finest writers including Terry Deary, Michael Morpurgo, Philip Pullman and Roald Dahl. Previous productions at the Everyman have included Horrible Histories Live on Stage and David Walliams’ Gangsta Granny.

The dates for the diary are Tuesday July 31 to Saturday August 4.

Evening performances will be at 7pm, and matinees at 2pm

Tickets are further details are available from the Everyman Theatre Box Office on 01242 572573 or online at: