Festival 2012

Derek Jacobi, Emma Fielding, Ronald Pickup

Heartbreak House

By Bernard Shaw

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Heartbreak House

Heartbreak House

Festival Theatre

6 Jul - 25 Aug 2012

Overview

'Few actors have Jacobi's ability to cut to the emotional core'
The Guardian

On the brink of World War I, pragmatic Ellie Dunn, her father and her fiancé are invited to a house party at the home of eccentric Captain Shotover by his daughter Hesione Hushabye. The family is soon divided by Ellie’s decision to marry for money, not love.

As their hearts and minds become inseparably tangled in Ellie’s dilemma, Bernard Shaw, master of wit and social commentary, brilliantly debates money and morality, idealism and realism, and with uncanny prescience and comic insight chronicles a society teetering on the threshold of enormous change.

Bernard Shaw’s plays include Pygmalion, Mrs Warren’s Profession, Arms and the Man, Candida, You Never Can Tell, Man and Superman and Major Barbara.

Derek Jacobi plays Captain Shotover. Theatre and film includes King Lear, Twelfth Night, My Week with Marilyn, The King’s Speech and Gosford Park. Numerous credits at Chichester include Uncle Vanya, Playing the Wife, Hadrian VII, The Royal Hunt of the Sun and Saint Joan.

Emma Fielding plays Hesione Hushabye. Theatre credits include The King’s Speech, Private Lives, Look Back in Anger and Arcadia. Television includes Cranford and Kidnap and Ransom. Film includes Twenty8K and Fast Girls.

Ronald Pickup plays Mazzini Dunn. Theatre credits include Waiting for Godot, Uncle Vanya and Long Day's Journey Into Night. Television and film include Lark Rise to Candleford, Fortunes of War and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.

Richard Clifford directed Playing the Wife for Chichester in 1995; other credits include directing The School for Scandal and The Game of Love and Chance, and All’s Well That Ends Well (Folger Shakespeare Theatre, Washington DC).

Supported by the Heartbreak House Commissioning Circle.

Heartbreak House  is sponsored by

Festival 2012

Thomas Eggar

Thomas Eggar


Reviews

'Jacobi, Fielding and Pickup are Outstanding'
Daily Express

'Jacobi becomes the passionate voice of age, disillusion, dreaming and resolution...splendid'
The Times


The Company

Creative Team

Stephen Brimson Lewis

Designer

Stephen Brimson Lewis

Jason Carr

Compser

Jason Carr

Richard Clifford

Director

Richard Clifford

Gabrielle Dawes

Casting Director

Gabrielle Dawes

Matt McKenzie

Sound Designer

Matt McKenzie

Peter Mumford

Lighting Designer

Peter Mumford


Cast

Derek Jacobi

Derek Jacobi

Captain Shotover

Emma Fielding

Emma Fielding

Hesione Hushabye

Ronald Pickup

Ronald Pickup

Mazzini Dunn

Mike Aherne

Mike Aherne

Understudy Captain Shotover / Mazzini Dunn / Billy Dunn

Fiona Button

Fiona Button

Ellie Dunn

Trevor Cooper

Trevor Cooper

Boss Mangan

Raymond Coulthard

Raymond Coulthard

Hector Hushabye

Maroussia Frank

Maroussia Frank

Nurse Guinness

George Layton

George Layton

Billy Dunn

Sara Stewart

Sara Stewart

Lady Utterwood

Jo Stone-Fewings

Jo Stone-Fewings

Randall Utterwood



Booking Info

Running time: 2 hours, 35 minutes (including one 20 minute interval)

Tickets:

Previews/Press Nights
D £14 C £22 B £28 A £33

Evenings/Matinees
D £15 C £23 B £32 A £36

Discounts and concessions available
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