Theatre in the Parks

Abbey Gardens, Bury St Edmunds and West Stow Country Park

Outdoor Theatre

Summer 2021

If you go down to the woods this Summer, you’re sure of a big surprise… as the fantastic Heartbreak Productions bring outdoor theatre to West Stow Country Park. Not content to stop there, they’re also returning to Bury St Edmunds’ beautiful Abbey Gardens with yet more open-air theatre!

So pack a picnic, bundle up a picnic blanket or a camping chair, and dress for the weather… all the world’s a stage, after all!

Wonder with Grimm

West Stow Country Park - Thursday 29 July at 6.30pm

Suitable for ages 6+

An evening of enchanting storytelling from Heartbreak Productions, full of magic, puppetry, and music: the fantastical world of the Brothers Grimm with a modern twist.

More information or to book Wonder with Grimm

A Midsummer Night's Dream

West Stow Country Park - Wednesday 18 August at 2pm and 6.30pm

Suitable for ages 7+

Shakespeare’s best-loved comedy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, perfectly scripted for the outdoor stage.

More information or to book A Midsummer Night's Dream

Mr Stink

West Stow Country Park - Thursday 26 August at 2pm and 6.30pm
Abbey Gardens - Tuesday 17 August at 2pm and 6.30pm

Suitable for ages 7+

A touching and funny tale, this adaptation of the David Walliams’ best-seller is the perfect family entertainment.

The Great Gatsby

Abbey Gardens - Sunday 29 August at 6.30pm

Suitable for ages 9+

An evening of jazz, prohibition style… this outdoor adaptation of the classic is the perfect way to mark 100 years since prohibition!

More information or to book The Great Gatsby


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