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Travels With My Aunt

Citizens Theatre


Giles Havergal’s stage adaptation of Graham Greene’s classic comedy of life on the road with retired bank manager and dahlia enthusiast Henry Pulling and his long-lost Aunt Augusta.

When Henry first meets Augusta at his mother’s funeral, he has no idea of the whirlwind of exotic adventures that lie ahead of him. Coaxed into a life on the road, Henry’s new found travels take him across the world smuggling gold and falling in with drug dealers along the way as he unravels the unconventional details of his aunt’s past.

Hilarious, witty and great fun, Giles Havergal’s celebrated stage adaptation of Graham Greene’s novel challenges a cast of four to bring to life more than 20 characters through the course of the play. First performed at the Citizens Theatre in 1989, the play went on to be a West End hit winning an Olivier Award and is now staged around the world.

Director Phillip Breen returns to the Citizens Theatre having previously directed True West, A Day in the Death of Joe Egg and The Caretaker.

Main Theatre

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Wed 3 & Thur 4 May, 7.30pm
Fri 12 May, 7.30pm
Sat 13 May, 2.30pm
Sat 13 May, 2.30pm

Wheelchair Access
Guide Dogs welcome
Induction Loop

Cast & Creative Team >

Director - Phillip Breen
Writer - Graham Greene
Adapted by - Giles Havergal
Designer - Mark Bailey

Tony Cownie
Ian Redford
Joshua Richards
Ewan Somers


“the most deceptively subversive dissection of society’s mores you’re likely to see.”
The Herald

“a special delight.”
The Scotsman

“the most vibrant production currently appearing on the Scottish stage”
Sunday Herald

“a masterclass in theatrical storytelling”
The Stage

“Travels with my Aunt brims with energy, with fantastic central performances”
The List

“Phillip Breen’s fidelity to the play’s original staging only enhances its appeal”
The Reviews Hub

“the ultimate success of this revival is showing the play’s continued relevance to today, both in terms of theatre and the world we live in”
Broadway Baby



“There’s something in us all that would love to get blind drunk and run stark naked down Buchanan Street”
The Herald, Neil Cooper in conversation with Giles Havergal

“It’s a challenge,” says Tony of playing several actors. “And that’s what motivates you.”
Evening Times, Brian Beacom speaks with actor Tony Cownie



Travels with My Aunt Playtext

This stage version of Graham Greene’s novel was first performed at the Citizens Theatre before two West End productions and one on Broadway, winning an Olivier Award along the way. £7, RRP £11.99.