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Heartbreak House – Union Theatre, London

Writer: George Bernard Shaw Director: Phil Willmot Reviewer: Richard Maguire Towards the end of his life, and frustrated with the slowness of social reform, Bernard Shaw called for a dictatorship to be established in Britain. A dictator, Shaw reasoned, would get things done, and rekindle the desire for Socialism. Although Heartbreak House, currently playing at the Union Theatre, was written ...

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Heartbreak House – The Abbey Theatre, Dublin

Writer: George Bernard Shaw Director: Rosin McBrinn Reviewer: Cormac O'Brien It was with much trepidation that this reviewer took his seat in the Abbey last night. Having been in love with George Bernard Shaw’s Heartbreak House for nigh-on thirty years now, ever since an enlightened secondary-school teacher performed a miracle by bringing Shaw’s 1920 masterpiece to life for a group ...

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Heartbreak House – Chichester Festival Theatre, Chichester

Writer: George Bernard Shaw Director: Richard Clifford Reviewer: Steve Turner [rating: 2]   Bernard Shaw’s play was conceived in the run up to World War One and further worked upon in 1916 in the Sussex country side with the sounds of the distant guns of the Somme offensive in the background. Tonight in the Chichester Festival Theatre, nestling in the ...

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