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Summer of fun

Enjoy the entertainment of theatre, outside in the wonderful surroundings of Brockholes.

For 2021 we have three fantastic productions suitable for various age groups, all guaranteed to provide you with a fantastic afternoon of entertainment.

All productions are brought to you by Heartbreak Productions.

Mr Stink

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Mr Stink

You’re invited to celebrate Annabelle’s 10th birthday, hosted by everyone’s favourite MP candidate, Janet Crumb! (Almost) everyone is welcome… that is, everyone apart from Chloe’s particularly smelly new friend, Mr Stink.

One perfectly normal afternoon in an average English town two restless souls unite on a park bench – one of them the lonely 12 year old Chloe Crumb and the other an incredibly smelly homeless man. Oh, and let’s not forget his loyal dog, the Duchess. Chloe’s curiosity and kindness pave the way for this extraordinary and rewarding friendship that takes them to the heady heights of live television and Downing Street via a garden shed.

Join Heartbreak Productions for David Walliams’ best-seller Mr Stink on the outdoor stage. Pack a picnic, grab a chair and dress for the weather. Packed with fun, humour and a heart-warming message, this touching tale provides the perfect family entertainment.

Children must be accompanied by an adult with a ticket. The production is recommended for children aged 7+

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A Midsummer Night's Dream

Heartbreak Productions

A Midsummer Night's Dream

A story of order and disorder, reality and appearance and love and marriage. Our story follows a troupe of actors deep into the enchanted forest – a dream world of flying fairies, mistaken identities and love triangles.

Perfectly scripted for the outdoor stage, join Heartbreak Productions for Shakespeare’s most-loved comedy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, like you’ve never seen it before!

Children must be accompanied by an adult with a ticket. The production is recommended for children aged 7+

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Wonder with Grimm

Heartbreak Productions

Wonder with Grimm

If you join Heartbreak in the woods today, you’re sure of a big surprise! 

It’s Grimm Night and the forest spirits are wandering abroad. Never heard of the Grimm? It used to live in the Black Forest, but now travels through forests across the UK looking for children’s voices to steal. To prevent this spectre from taking our voices, we must tell it stories, so we gather together to re-tell the stories from whence it took its name - the fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm.

We can’t just keep telling the same stories in the same way for hundreds of years, though. That would be very boring, and not very much like Heartbreak at all. 

So… What if Rapunzel escaped her tower? Or Snow White didn’t wake up? Join us for an evening of enchanting storytelling full of magic, puppetry, and music, as we enter into the fantastical world of the Brothers Grimm with altered endings and a modern twist. 

Pack the picnic basket, dress for the weather and don’t forget to bring something to sit on as Heartbreak Productions invites you to Wonder With Grimm.

Children must be accompanied by an adult with a ticket. The production is recommended for children aged 6+

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Important Covid-19 Information

  • This event is planned to take place after we move to Phase 4 of the government roadmap out of lockdown. 
  • We have designed this event based on the current government guidance available at the time of publishing.  Government guidance is subject to change.  If we are unable to run this event due to a change in the guidance we will contact you by email and make arrangements to transfer or refund your booking.
  • Any changes to government guidance may impact on how we deliver this event. If we need to make any changes, we will contact you by email with an update.

Important Information

  • This is an outdoor performance. Please come dressed for the weather conditions and bring something to sit on e.g. picnic rug or folding chairs. We do not provide or hire out chairs. Gazebo's are not permitted. If it rains the event still goes ahead!
  • The event will take place on a grass surface, subject to ground conditions. If the ground is water logged, the performance will take place on hard standing and we will contact you by email to let you know. 
  • You are welcome to bring a picnic. Refreshments will also be on sale. No BBQ's please.
  • Performance starts at 5.00pm, Performance area opens at 4.00pm to allow you time to set up your chairs and picnic!
  • Running time is around 2 hours including an interval.
  • Tickets include free car parking for the full day. Details of how to claim this will be included with your booking confirmation.
  • Toilets are located on our floating Visitor Village. This is around a 10 minute walk from the Theatre Field. We do not hire in portable toilets for the event field as we would have to pass the cost on to you via your ticket fee.