14 November 2019
We have been providing top notch entertainment across the UK since 1991 and are widely respected across the outdoor theatre industry. Actors and Directors have worked with us from the RSC, Royal National Theatre, West End, and television. These include Paul Chesterton, (Head of Acting, Bristol Old Vic Theatre School) James Bolam, Ben Crocker, Louise Jameson, Donald Sumpter and Barry Stanton.
The company is critically acclaimed nationwide. Our productions focus finitely on the text and characters and creating an inclusive environment for all. This approach makes our shows accessible, passionate, truthful, dramatic and funny. We put the audience’s enjoyment at the very heart of our work to create a dynamic and fun experience. (Reviews available)
The duration of the shows is generally 2 hrs 15 mins of entertainment plus a ¼ hour interval for the adult shows and 2 hrs inclusive of interval for the family plays.
We have full Employer’s Liability, and Public Indemnity cover of £10 million. We provide and connect our own weatherproof lamps (which conform to British Safety Standard). We provide 50m protected cable. All electrical equipment is PAT tested with relevant certificates.
We perform on an aluminium deck stage. This makes it easier for the audience to see.
We provide stage lighting (see ‘ELECTRICAL’ above), but lighting for the audience after the show is appreciated.
We are the only open-air touring company in the UK that uses a PA system that includes microphones and speakers. We have found this is essential in aiding the audience to hear and provide original background ambient music.
We arrange all company accommodation and transport, but if you are able to make recommendations or provide B&B it is always appreciated.
POSTERS & BANNERS
Up to 50 posters in sizes based on A4 and A3. Banners can be ordered at an extra cost.
Up to 1000 of one-third size A4 handbills per performance booked.
This includes digital press releases, jpeg images and copies of reviews from past shows.
SUMMER SHOWS 2020
“Mr Stink” – David Walliams, adapted by David Kerby-Kendall
“A Midsummer Night’s Dream” – William Shakespeare, adapted by Peter Mimmack
“The Great Gatsby” – F. Scott Fitzgerald, adapted by Lowell Walker “
If You Go Down To The Woods today…” – adapted by David Kerby-Kendall from the Brothers Grimm
We are celebrating our twenty ninth year of producing work across the UK. We have excellent relationships with our venues, most of whom invite us to return year after year. These include private stately homes, English Heritage, National Trust, City Council Parks and leisure areas. We also cast lovely actors who are all team players and return on a regular basis for their Heartbreak summer fix! (References on request.)
WEBSITE WITH ELECTRONIC BOX OFFICE
If you would like access to 24/7 booking we can provide that facility through our website. You will receive regular updates on ticket sales. There is a 5% charge for this service.
We offer two options. A fixed fee OR a percentage split of box office. The fee for 2020 for all shows except “Mr Stink” is £2250. The fee for that show is £2550 as the author is still with us! For venues with whom we are working for the first time we offer a 75/25 percentage split in Heartbreak’s favour. We ask for a non-refundable deposit of £500 payable on signature of contract for both options. All payments are subject to VAT. Please do contact Maddy if you have any queries
The plays for 2020 are available from May 4th until September 11th. If you are interested in making these part of your summer programme, please contact Maddy on 01926 430307 or firstname.lastname@example.org to secure the date of your choice.