In this new adaptation of Shaw’s play, it’s the first days of the London Blitz. With the performance interrupted, the cast and audience have joined together to seek shelter in the theatre’s basement. More…
To entertain the crowd, the cast performs Shaw’s most vital paean to resistance and perseverance against tyranny, 'Heartbreak House.' Inspired by actual events as lived by Hermione Gingold during the WWII’s darkest days, this new approach strives to make Shaw’s masterpiece more timely than ever. 'Heartbreak House' brings a wildly disparate group of people together in the English countryside over a September weekend to make major decisions about their future. No stone is left unturned as each character is forced to come to terms with his or her past while finding a way to move forward in the face of the coming crisis.
See it if You like historical shows, innovative productions of older shows, you like Shaw, you don't mind longer shows, you like smaller theaters.
Don't see it if You don't like when characters play multiple roles, material that's at-all dated, audience interaction, or plays with music.
See it if You like great acting and funny repartee. A story with lots of twists and feeling like you are part of the performance.
Don't see it if You don't like long speeches or have a short attention span. You do not like interacting with the actors.
Also On a whole I liked the show but it did seem longer than it had to be.