Heartbreak House

Shaw's passionate response to World War I was this rollicking romp through the minefields of romantic entanglement. Captain Shotover (John Gielgud) is reluctantly hosting a party for his two daughters and their Bohemian friends; full of larger-than-life characters and Shaw's characteristic linguistic wit. This BBC production was made as part of their 'Play of the Month' series that ran for several years featuring adaptations of famous writers such as Henry Miller, Henrik Ibsen, Voltaire and Shaw from whom ten plays were adapted.

Year: 1977
Genre: Comedy Romance, TV Drama, Alice's Playhouse, Television Shows, George Bernard Shaw
Country: UK
Director: Cedric Messina
Starring: John Gielgud, Sian Phillips, Barbara Murray, Daniel Massey, Lesley-Anne Down, David Waller
Duration: 118 Minutes
Rating: PG - Adult themes.
Location in store: Alice's Playhouse



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