Sun 29 March

Miserable Aunt Bertha

A funny, quirky and moving story-telling performance with live music for all the family. 

Poor Aunt Bertha. How miserable she is.  Everything gets her down, nothing stops her frown. So when her young nephew Bill comes to stay on a mission to cheer her up, things go from bad to worse. That is, until Bill finally stumbles on the one thing that might actually make his miserable aunt smile…..

Written by John Vernon Lord, of the international hit The Giant Jam Sandwich, and esteemed restaurant critic Fay Maschler, this hilarious and heart-warming tale sheds light on how to brighten up the ones we love. Never before seen onstage, this is a rare opportunity for children and their families to experience a vintage gem about the silver linings we all look for.

The book will be read live by one of the most revered British theatre makers, Tim Crouch. Known across the globe for his thrilling and adventurous style of theatre, Tim has developed a unique body of work that takes young people seriously. He will be joined onstage by actress Victoria Brazier with a live musical score from multi-instrumentalist James Atherton. The performance will be staged by New Perspectives, following on from their sell-out run of the critically acclaimed The Wolf The Duck and The Mouse at the Unicorn.

This live reading experience will be a treat for all ages 3+ and their families.

A Words Weekend co-commission with New Perspectives Theatre Company.

Venue: Quays Theatre

This event is BSL interpreted.