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Heartbreak On The Lawn

Heartbreak On The Lawn
Written by Leeds Museums & Galleries  31/07/2014

What do skate parks have to do with Peter Pan? Kay Brown tells us about Heartbreak Productions summer season at Temple Newsam.

"Heartbreak Productions, a theatre company with over 20 years experience, are presenting an programme of outdoor theatre premieres at Temple Newsam this Summer.

Leeds isn't usually a location that Heartbreak Productions includes in its touring schedule but after seeing the idyllic surroundings of Temple Newsam's west lawn (behind the house) and it's perfect setting for their current adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, who could resist?

Opening with an innovative adaptation of Peter Pan and The Lost Boys on Wednesday 13th August, there are just 3 opportunities to see the most recent show to be added to their repertoire. Join The Lost Boys as they stage an overnight protest to save their local skate park and find yourself whisked away to Neverland. Whether you’re 5 or 95, this energetic, enthralling adaptation guarantees an enchanting experience full of laughter, magic and excitement. - The staging for this might leave a few of us hankering for a skatepark within the Temple Newsam grounds!

A week later, Heartbreak Productions’ reputation for ingenious adaptations will be showcased by their extraordinary interpretation of Shakespeare’s brutal and bloody tragedy, Macbeth from Wednesday 20th August.

Focussing on themes of recovery and healing, Heartbreak Productions are commemorating the centenary of the First World War by setting this Macbeth in a rehabilitative hospital during 1917.

Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice closes the series of outdoor theatre events on Friday 29th August after a 3 day residency in the fitting surroundings of Temple Newsam’s West Lawn. Packed with sibling squabbles and passion-fuelled fall-outs, this inventive production combines dance, music and song to create an unforgettable interactive interpretation of the much-loved classic.

Picnics and travel chairs are welcomed at all events and gates open an hour before each performance so you can choose your ideal spot, get comfortable and starting nibbling your picnic creations."

Tickets: £13.50 adults, £11 concessions, £9.50 children and £45 family ticket (2 adults / 3 children).
Peter Pan and the Lost Boys 13th – 15th August
Macbeth 20th – 22nd August
Pride and Prejudice 27th – 29th August

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