heartbreak house

by george bernard shaw

recorded new york city 2011

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act one - act two - act three



georgia southern as Ellie Dunn

charlotte hampden as Nurse Guinness

richard kent green as Captain Shotover

lucy mcmichael as Lady Utterword (Ariadne, Addy)

temi rose as Hesione Hushabye (Hessy)

jerry rodgers as Mazzini Dunn

paul singleton as Hector Hushabye

don brennan as Alfred "Boss" Mangan

ross hewitt as Randall Utterword

matthew l. imparato as Billy Dunn

stage directions read by:

ulysses popple as Archimedes

elena sapora as Barbie


world premiere was in the usa
at the garrick theatre
new york

november 10th 1920


albert perry as shotover 1920

albert perry played captain shotover


effie shannon

effie shannon played hesione hushabye


fred eric

fred eric played hector hushabye


lucile watson

lucile watson played lady utterword


erskine sanford 1928

erskine sanford played mazzini dunn

helen westley as nurse guinness 1920

helen westley played nurse guinness


elizabeth risdon

elizabeth risdon played ellie


dudley digges as mangan 1920

dudley digges played boss mangan


ralph roeder as randall 1920

ralph roeder played randall utterwood


henry travers as the burglar 1920

henry travers played billy dunn




photographs from new york public library
digital collection