Buxton Opera House will be staging the first ever theatre production of television’s highly-successful police drama Heartbeat, as part of a major national tour.
Based on The Constable series of novels by Nicholas Rhea, Heartbeat ran for 18 years from 1992 to 2010, in its regular Sunday night slot on ITV. Audience figures regularly exceeded ten million viewers and the show was constantly in the top five TV programmes across all the channels.
Now it comes to the stage starring regulars David Longsdale who played the lovable David Stockwell and Steven Blakeley who played Pc Geoff Younger. They are joined by a strong cast including Hollyoaks star, Matt Milburn playing handsome copper Pc Joe Malton. Other favourite characters including Gina Ward and Bernie Scripps will also make an appearance in this production which, with use of video footage and a brilliant sets, cleverly recreates the rural Yorkshire settings.
The production, by David Graham Entertainment in Conjunction with ITV also features a brand-new script and original storyline.
The tour takes in Brighton, Glasgow and Birmingham and offers a nostalgic look at the 60s, with all the great music, mayhem and miniskirts of the original TV series.
Heartbeat runs at Buxton Opera House from Tuesday, June 14, to Saturday, June 18. Tickets are priced at £30 and discounts are available. To buy tickets call 01298 72190 or visit www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk
To win a pair of tickets to see Heartbeat on Wednesday, June 15, at 7.30pm, answer the following question: What is the name of the local pub in Heartbeat, where character Gina worked behind the bar. Email your name and answer to firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday, June 8. The winner will be notified by email.