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London's Bloomsbury Theatre to reopen with David Walliams' Awful Auntie

The north London venue is reopening after being closed since 2015

Awful Auntie
Awful Auntie
© Mark Douet

The Bloomsbury Theatre, which was closed in 2015 for renovations, will reopen this December with David Walliams' Awful Auntie.

The 547-seater venue will open on 12 December with a central London run of Walliams' show, which first premiered last autumn.

Awful Auntie started as a novel in 2014, and has since sold over 1 million copies. The stage production premiered last autumn, with WhatsOnStage critic Jane Kemp saying "there is plenty of bravery, resilience and spirit to warm to in the production."

Leading the company in the role of Awful Auntie is Richard James (Aunt Alberta), joined by Roberta Bellekom (Wagner), Ashley Cousins (Soot), Harry Sutherland (Gibbon) and Georgina Leonidas (Stella). Awful Auntie is adapted and directed by Neal Foster, designed by Jackie Trousdale, with lighting by Jason Taylor, sound by Nick Sagar and music by Jak Poore.