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David Walliams' background as a comedian is more apparent than ever in his award winning children's story Ratburger. Brought to the stage by Heartbreak Productions this hilarious modern children's thriller will be at Hartlebury Castle on Friday 5 August.

Settle down to a picnic in the Carriage Circle and follow the adventures of Zoe as she battles through a life filled with grizzly characters, including the menacing Burt, of Burt's Burgers, who's after her and her pet rat! Starting at 6.30pm, with a BBQ serving Really Awfully Tasty (RAT) Burgers from 5pm, it's a perfect way to spend a summer evening with the family.

David Walliams is fast becoming one of Britain's best loved children's story tellers, with Ratburger voted the best children's book of 2012. Ratburger follows the much loved tradition in children's books of combining absurdity and grossness with humour and heart, creating an unforgettable children's thriller that will have you rooting for Zoe.

Jacqui Watson, Trustee for Hartlebury Castle Preservation Trust, said: “Last year's production of Mr Stink went down a storm and we're excited that Heartbreak are back this year with a new Walliams story to thrill young and old alike. Bring a blanket and a picnic, or grab a Really Awfully Tasty (RAT) burger from the BBQ, and settle down for a great evening with the family."

Cllr Lucy Hodgson, WCC Cabinet Member with Responsibility for Localism and Communities said: "It's great that families will have the chance to enjoy the work of such a celebrated comedian and writer. Kids often get bored during the summer holiday, and this is a perfect remedy. I'd encourage all families to book in advance and guarantee themselves a giggle this summer."

Tickets for Ratburger on 5 August are £14 for adults and £7.50 for children (if booked in advance), and £15.50 for adults and £8.50 for children on the door.

The performance is suitable for children aged seven and older. Doors open at 5pm with the performance starting at 6.30pm.

To book your tickets call 01299 250416 or visit the County Museum shop.