The Heartbreak Productions outdoor theatre returns to Kingsbury Water Park and Ryton Pools Country Park this summer

Warwickshire County Council Country Parks Service is once again pleased to be working with Heartbreak Productions bringing another of the ever popular David Walliams’ books to life.

Set in over 600 acres of Country Park and consisting of 15 lakes of varying size, Kingsbury Water Park in Warwickshire’s main water attraction attracting a high volume of visitors every year and especially over the summer months. Visitors regularly enjoy strolling along the surfaced paths, exploring hidden corners, spotting birds and wildlife, hiring a bike ior joining an organised event. Whatever their idea of a visit to the countryside looks like, they will find it at Kingsbury.

The 100 acres of Ryton Pools Country Park are just waiting to be explored. The park’s many different habitats are home to a wide range of birds and other wildlife. Ryton Pools’ excellent surfaced paths enable easy walking around the site, and provide access to an adjoining ancient woodland: Ryton Wood

Gangsta Granny

Meet Ben: an 11-year-old who wants to be a plumber and who is fed up with spending his Friday nights at granny’s. All she wants to do is play scrabble and eat cabbage – not exactly his idea of fun!

Hungry and bored, Ben goes searching for something more edible in the kitchen and stumbles upon an old biscuit tin. The tin holds more than just digestives, however, it contains Granny’s biggest secret: Ben’s Granny is an international jewel thief – and she needs his help to pull off her biggest heist yet – stealing the crown jewels!

Heartbreak productions invite residents to share in this exciting escapade, a David Walliams best seller adapted for the outdoor stage. Join us, Ben, and his Gangsta Granny on their grandest adventure full of forbidden fun. It could be very hungry work so come prepared with picnics and appropriate outdoor gear.

Cafes will be open at both sites, along with ice cream.

Details about the shows

Recommended Age: 7+

Running Time: 2 Hours inc Interval

Performances at:

  • Ryton Pools Country Park on 1st August from 6pm
  • Kingsbury Water Park on 31st August from 5pm

Remember: Bring a torch for after dark.

Tickets are available from the Visitor Centres at both Parks or direct on-line from Heartbreak Productions:

Cllr Heather Timms, Warwickshire County Council Portfolio Holder for Environment and Heritage & Culture, said:

“Our green space in Warwickshire – and particularly our Country Parks – are a big part of what makes the County a fantastic place to live and visit. This is a great opportunity to see David Walliam’s fantastic story, Gangsta Granny, performed live by Heartbreak Productions in beautiful surroundings.

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