Warming up for the satirical Heartbreak House

Actors Lisa Dwyer Hogg (playing the character of Ellie Dunn) and Nick Dunning (playing the character of Hector Hushabye) will star in the Abbey’s first ever production of Hearbreak House by Bernard Shaw. Our summer production gets underway on 14 August 2014.

Written and set immediately prior to the First World War, Heartbreak House is a dark comedy about a society on the edge of a precipice.

Shaw was a major supporter of the Abbey Theatre and was closely involved with the Abbey Theatre through Yeats and Gregory right from 1904 through the late 1920s. He was president of the Irish Academy of Letters during the 1930s.

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