Refreshed adaptation of David Walliams’ Mr Stink on open-air tour

Last Updated on 16 June 2021 by Showcall Editorial Team

Heartbreak Productions has updated its stage adaptation of David Walliams’ Mr Stink for a UK-wide open-air theatre tour

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Mr Stink. Photo: David Fawbert Photography

An open-air adaptation of David Walliams’ children’s story, Mr Stink, has embarked on a massive national tour running until September.

Heartbreak Productions first staged the show in 2015 but has updated the script and songs before taking it on the road again.

With the 2020 tour cancelled due to the pandemic, Heartbreak has been able to return to open-air venues with the shows they planned for last year.

For 2021, the company are touring three other open-air productions as part of a nationwide schedule: Wonder With Grimm, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Great Gatsby. They will stage over 250 performances at more than 100 venues across the UK and Ireland by the end of September.

Aimed at ages seven and upwards, Mr Stink began its tour earlier this month and can next be seen on 20 June in Felixstowe.

The show will be coming to London when it plays the amphitheatre next to the Yurt Cafe at The Royal Foundation of St Katharine at Limehouse on 25 June.

The cast features Samantha Moorhouse as Mrs Crumb, Gina George as Chloe, Keith Tilt as Mr Stink, Jacob Wright as Dad and Raj and Amie Johns as Annabelle.

It is directed by Tristan Jackson-Bate, with Gareth Price-Baghurst as musical director.

Heartbreak Productions, which has been touring open-air theatre across the UK for 30 years, is run by executive director Maddy Kerr and artistic director Peter Mimmack, based in Leamington Spa in Warwickshire.

Kerr said: “We are so delighted to be able to tour again this summer and really looking forward to providing safe and exciting entertainment for audiences as the restrictions gradually ease. We can’t wait to see people relaxing with a picnic and soaking up some much-needed sunshine – and enjoying a fresh adaptation of David Walliams’ wonderful Mr Stink.”

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