Heartbreak Productions Presents

The Great Gatsby in Walkden Gardens

£15 FULL / £13 CONC

Both performances are now sold out. Please call box office on 0161 912 5616 to be added to a waiting list.


Join Heartbreak Productions and the Nick Carraway quartet for an evening of jazz, prohibition style.

Nick is not only the band leader but a top-notch storyteller, and when he’s in the mood, he can take you back to the summer of 1922 when he lived next door to none other than the infamous Jay Gatsby.

Nick was working as a bond salesman in New York the summer he met the mysterious party-throwing millionaire.

Before long, Nick finds out that Gatsby and his cousin Daisy (who conveniently lives nearby) used to be an item. Gatsby is still in love with Daisy, but Daisy is now married to the pretentious and unfaithful Tom.

So get your glad rags on, work up your best Charleston, and get your cocktail glass at the ready!

Served up with a twist of iconic Heartbreak style, this outdoor adaptation of F Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby is the perfect way to mark 100 years since prohibition.

Dress for the weather, bring a chair or blanket to sit on, and don’t forget the picnic and prosecco (now that prohibition has been lifted!).


Running time 125 mins, including an interval.

Gates open one hour before the performance start time. The Waterside will be shut on Sunday so for any queries please speak to the Box Office at the gates of Walkden Gardens when they open.

The performance takes place in the open air at Walkden Gardens in Sale and will go ahead rain or shine.  Please bring something to sit on. Please note that this is a socially distanced performance.

Seating areas are available for groups of 1-4 maintaining 1m+ from other audience members in the performance space. Each group must only consist of six people or two households. If you require a seating area for groups of 5 or 6, please contact box office directly. Please try to book the relevant seating for your household. If your desired seating group is not available please contact the box office directly.

Please note that all staff and visitors over the age of 11 will be required to wear a face covering at all times except when you're in your seating place in Walkden Gardens.

If you're exempt from wearing a face covering, please let one of our team know when you arrive so they can make sure not to disturb you. 

Wheelchair spaces + essential companion tickets are available from the box office directly on 0161 912 5616 or [email protected]

Additional Covid-19 safety measures may be put in place, such as temperature checks and changes to arrival times and are subject to change at short notice. Please look out for your pre-show email which you will receive with the latest information about the event.

If Government guidance changes and we are unable to proceed with the performance you have booked for, please be assured that you will be offered an exchange or refund on your tickets.