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MacHamLear - the mash-up comedy brought to you Heartbreak Productions

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Key event information

  • Venue: The Green, Hunstanton
  • Date: 15 July 2023
  • Time: 7:00-9:00pm (viewing/audience area open at 5:30pm)
  • Cost: FREE

About MacHamLear

A FREE event on the Green in Hunstanton. Bring your chairs and your picnic blankets and settle down for a top theatre production and an entertaining evening. The performance is open air so come prepared for the weather.

Please note: children attending should be over 9 years.

Adapted from an original play by Michael Davies, MacHamLear features William Shakespeare.

Welcome to the reality television show that’s about to sweep the nation, in which a live audience decide the public’s favourite Shakespeare tragedy: yes, it’s Will of the People.

As three well-known actors pitch their own preference – Macbeth, Hamlet or King Lear – their competing egos and a put-upon studio manager threaten to derail proceedings for the unfortunate host, struggling desperately to hold the whole project together. Tragedy? You bet…

Faced with a looming broadcast deadline and a public vote that results in a three-way tie, the host takes a drastic decision: to combine the plays into one. But can the actors finally find a way to work together towards a denouement that puts all previous Shakespeare productions in the shade with its body count – including co-opted audience members – bravado and sheer bloody awfulness?

MacHamLear is a shameless exploitation of the brilliance of England’s greatest writer in a new show that aims to tickle Heartbreak Productions’ audiences in places they’ve never been tickled before. And hopefully get away with it.

Heartbreak Productions

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Established as a Theatre Company in 1991 by Maddy Kerr in association with Peter Mimmack, thereby realising a long held ambition to create theatre in the open air; a passion heavily influenced by childhood trips to The Minack Theatre in West Cornwall. Other productions on offer at locations all over the country include David Walliams’ Bad Boy and Sense and Sensibility.

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