Modern Shakespeare and Gangsta Grannies: Live Outdoor Theatre in Didsbury

It’s a bit drizzly and grey at the minute but if you can believe it, summer is on its way and Heartbreak Productions are back for the 27th trip around the UK.

By Alex Watson | 29 May 2019

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The unique outdoor theatre experience will be in Manchester mid-June with the family show Gangsta Granny before returning in August with Romeo and Juliet, Wuthering Heights, and Private Lives

Gangsta Granny by David Walliams
Saturday 22nd – Sunday 23rd June
This family-friendly show tells the tale of Ben who spends every Friday night with his cabbage eating Granny. Naturally, this is pretty dull. That is until, in an unbelievable plot turn, Ben finds out his Gran is actually an international jewel thief. The two partner up and pull off the biggest heist yet.


Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
Saturday 3rd – Sunday 4th August
Beginning at a ghost hunt, the adaption of the gothic novel sees paranormal activity try to reach the wandering spirits of Cathy and Heathcliff. The tortuous love affair between Cathy and Heathcliff is said to transcend the grave this show sees Heartbreak go on a journey to find out the truth.   


Private Lives by Noel Coward
Thursday 15th – Friday 16th August
A comedy by Noel Coward and adapted by Heartbreak sees two honeymooning couples who find themselves in a hotel room next door to each other’s exes. It sounds a bit like watching Love Island live which without a doubt will be hilarious.


Romeo and Juliet by Shakespeare
Saturday 17th – Sunday 18th August
Without a doubt Shakespeare’s most well-known piece but Heartbreak’s twist sees it set here and now with ultra-glam celebrity feuding families. Expect modern language, music and technology and find out how Shakespeare’s most famous couple would cope in a world of social media, selfies and celebrities.


All shows are performed outdoors at Fletcher Moss Botanical Gardens and tickets start at £11 for children and £16.50 for adults.

Blankets, picnics and waterproof jackets are recommended and encouraged. Seating is only provided with premium tickets.

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The productions are also being performed throughout the region including Walkden Gardens in Sale and Longford Park in Stretford. For more details on these, check out the Heartbreak Productions website.