Heartbreak House

  • by George Bernard Shaw
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  • Dates 4th January - 3rd February 2018
  • Times Tuesday to Saturday @ 7.30pm
    Saturday 3rd February @ 2.30pm


  • Full Price £22.50
  • Concessions £20
  • Under 18 £15

  • Season Ticket
    Contact the venue to see all three productions for just £50


West End and Broadway leading lady Helen Anker plays Hesione Hushabye gathering the outrageously eccentric family of Captain Shotover together in their country house to save her young protégé from a marriage of convenience to an ageing industrialist.

But the bride to be is not as naive as she appears, inconvenient sexual desires bubble to the surface in the most unusual places and all the while what we think of as Europe, teeters on the brink of self-destruction.

Bernard Shaw's classic, pitch-black comedy of manners exposes the deceptions, passions and pursuits of England's ruling class in an entertaining, gently political satire that’s as biting amidst today’s uncertainty over Europe as it was when it was performed a century ago.

The first production in the Union Theatre's Essential Classics 2018 season comprising of Shaw’s Heartbreak House, Bizet’s Carmen and Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard. Three topical productions from the Phil Willmott Company in which great playwrights and composers of the past have reflect on issues similar to those we face today.

Cast and Creatives


Helen Anker
Hesione Hushabye

Lianne Harvey
Ellie Dunn

Toby Spearpoint
Randal Utterward

Ben Porter
Manzini Dunn

J.P. Turner
Boss Manghan

Mat Betteridge
Hector Hushabye

Francesca Burgoyne
Lady Utterward

James Horne
Captain Shotover

Alison Mead
Nurse Guinness

Richard Harfst
The Burglar


Phil Willmott

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