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Summer 2020 Update First of all, we hope that you are safe and well, and carrying on as best you can...

Summer 2020 Update

First of all, we hope that you are safe and well, and carrying on as best you can in these difficult and uncertain times.

As you know, we are committed to bringing you outstanding open air theatre in all weather conditions. We have performed to audiences in their hundreds who were sitting in wet weather gear while we carried on wearing wellies and ponchos in torrential rain. The current situation, however, presents quite a different challenge. Given the current government guidelines on the situation with Covid-19, and the number of venues who have postponed their bookings to 2021, it is with a very heavy heart that we have had to make the following decisions:

  • All dates for Wonder With Grimm and A Midsummer Nights’ Dream have been cancelled
  • Dates for The Great Gatsby and Mr Stink that precede the 1st of July have been cancelled and ticket sales for remaining dates are on hold
  • All shows at the following venues are cancelled:
    • Jephson Gardens
    • Jesmond Dene
    • Walker Park
    • Didsbury Park
    • Devonport Park
    • Temple Newsam
    • Roundhay Park

Customers will, of course, receive a full refund. Given that the situation is ongoing and ever-changing, we may be forced to cancel additional dates. We will be in touch regarding dates from July 1st onwards as events unfold. To request your refund click here. Please remember to enter the email address that you used to purchase tickets. If you use a different email we will not be able to find you in our system. You can only use this form if you purchased your tickets on our website. If you purchased them from a venue you will need to contact the venue for a refund.


As most of Heartbreak’s income is derived from touring, we will find it quite difficult to keep afloat until 2021. On the refund request form, we have included an option to donate a portion of your refund to the “Keep Heartbreak’s Heart Beating” fund. If you’ve purchased your tickets from a venue and would like to donate, we have set up a Go Fund Me page, which you can access here.


On a more cheerful note, we’ve found a way to keep us all connected until next summer. We will be hosting full length videos of our past productions, including Mr Stink, Pride and Prejudice, Murder on the Terrace, The Importance of Being Earnest, and many more. Make sure you follow us on social media for full details.


The Great Gatsby Heartbreak Productions

The Great Gatsby

Glamorous parties, fast cars, and bootleg liquor are all part of this iconic 1920s story. Join Heartbreak as we uncover the mysterious multi-millionaire’s secret in our outdoor adaptation of F Scott Fitzgerald’s classic.



Mr Stink Heartbreak Productions

Mr Stink

Chloe and Mr Stink forge an 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 an outdoor adaptation of David Walliams’ heartwarming tale.