Who we are

Maddy Kerr, Heartbreak Productions

Maddy Kerr, Executive Director


Maddy graduated from London University in 1987 and then went onto drama school . In 1991 in association with Peter Mimmack, she raised the curtain on Heartbreak Productions and in so doing realised a long held ambition to create theatre in the open air; a passion heavily influenced by childhood trips to The Minack Theatre in West Cornwall.


Peter Mimmack, Artistic Director



Peter developed an interest in acting at Newcastle University while studying surveying. He then trained at the Arts Educational School London and has gained extensive experience in theatre through forming Heartbreak Productions in 1991. The early years were spent on tour but in the last decade Peter has focused on directing.


Directing credits include a vareity of Shakespeare plays and a host of newly adapted classics. He remains fascinated by stories and how to create passionate, inventive and fun productions. Peter’s delight in making a connection with the audience and experimenting with layered storytelling has led to Heartbreak’s unique style. 


Peter is also developing a film branch of Heartbreak called ‘Playview Productions’.


The Supporting Cast

Julia Donoghue – Tour/North Hall Coordinator Contact Julia

Julia has worked for Heartbreak Productions for over 10 years and is responsible for liaising with venues to produce contracts, booking accommodation for the actors, creating tour files to help the actors have a problem free tour and overseeing publicity requirements. Julia enjoys all types of theatre, her favourite being musical theatre especially ‘Miss Saigon’ and ‘Blood Brothers’!


Avril James – Accounts Administrator Contact Avril


Nicci Selby – Marketing and Communications Contact Nicci

Nicci has been working in Arts Marketing for many years and delighted to be back working with Heartbreak for the summer 2017 shows.  She looks after Heartbreak’s marketing, advertising, box office and website.