Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Heartbreak in the Park as a Tempest Comes to Play

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Heartbreak in the Park as a Tempest Comes to Play

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DIDSBURY'S beautiful Fletcher Moss Botanical Gardens will set the stage for a string of outdoor theatre shows this summer.

Theatre company Heartbreak Productions is bringing the first stage adaptation of comedian David Walliams's children's book Ratburger to Manchester (July 29-31), having enjoyed sell-out success with their adaptation of his earlier bestseller Mr Stink last year. The play tells the story of a young girl desperate to break away from her horrible mother, who is then set upon by a sinister neighbour who is determined to have her pet rat for his burger shop.

For older audiences (although suitable for all ages), Shakespeare's The Tempest (July 22-24) and Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest (August 26-28) will also be performed in the park as part of the tour. …

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