How is a new British chamber musical born? Two companies renowned for their dedication to the development of original British musicals, Aria Entertainment and Perfect Pitch, team up to present this major London premiere of Eamonn O’Dwyer and Robert Gilbert’s haunting musical The House of Mirrors and Hearts.
Keeping secrets is a kind of art…
When Anna’s husband is killed in a tragic accident at their home, her family’s life is changed forever. Seven years pass and, torn apart by grief, Anna has drunk herself numb. Her daughters, Lily and Laura, exist in a world of secrets and lies.
They spend their days in bitter silence and suspicion, until Nathan, a new lodger studying the works of a forgotten poet, forces them to confront their past. Tensions within the family build, threatening to shatter this already broken household once and for all.
A timeless, atmospheric and intoxicating musical, The House of Mirrors and Hearts is a contemporary British story about a dysfunctional family haunted by their past.
The House of Mirrors and Hearts has music and lyrics by Eamonn O’Dwyer and book by O’Dwyer and Rob Gilbert. The superb cast features Gillian Kirkpatrick, Graham Bickley, Grace Rowe, Molly McGuire and Jamie Muscato, directed by Ryan McBride.
The House of Mirrors and Hearts has a strictly limited season at the Arcola Theatre from 2 July to 1 August 2015.
The House of Mirrors and Hearts starts at 7.30pm and runs for approximately two hours, including an interval. The post-show Q&A – with writers Eamonn O’Dwyer and Rob Gilbert, and director Ryan McBryde, chaired by Terri Paddock – on Monday 6 July 2015 is free to all ticket holders.