Heartbreak Productions bring summer theatre to Leamington again

Modern twists to classic stories will bring fresh perspectives to the tales we know in Heartbreak Productions’ open air performances in Leamington this summer.

Heartbreak Productions are performing Macbeth in Leamington this summer.
Heartbreak Productions are performing Macbeth in Leamington this summer.

The Leamington-based professional arts company is bringing to Jephson Gardens: Peter Pan and the Lost Boys next week (June 11 and 12), Macbeth on June 24 and 25 and Pride and Prejudice on July 16 and 17.

The company are joining forces with internationally-known Leamington dance company Motionhouse and Warwickshire County Music Service in their new production of Peter Pan and the Lost Boys, which brings JM Barrie’s classic story into the 21st century with free-running skateboarders and upbeat backing vocals.

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As a group of wounded soldiers recover in a rehabilitative hospital, the soldiers stage Shakespeare’s Macbeth to ensure that the horrors they have encountered are not forgotten. With music by a local community choir, this retelling will fittingly commemorate the First World War centenary.

Heartbreak Productions are performing Pride and Prejudice in Leamington this summer.

Maddy Kerr, who directs a cast of five in Pride and Prejudice, which steps back to Regency Britain, said: “It’s a privilege to be able to perform in our home town. It really heightens the performance, adding a personal edge and greater meaning.”

Tickets to all shows cost £13.50, £11 concessions, £9.50 for five to 16-year-olds and free for under-fives. Groups of six or more receive a ten per cent discount. Covered seating is available for £3 extra per ticket. Heartbreak always perform their shows whatever the weather, so it is recommended to bring warm clothing, extra layers and waterproofs. People are also welcome to bring their own picnics.

After premiering in Leamington, the shows go on tour. For details and tickets: www.heartbreakproductions.co.uk