George Bernard Shaw’s Heartbreak House, stylistically inspired by Anton Chekhov, was first performed in 1920. Set on the brink of the First World War, its message about the very real danger of political indifference chimes with today’s audience.
It is always fascinating to revisit the early work of writers who have gone on to bigger things and Tiny Dynamite offers that chance with Abi Morgan, screenwriter of such hits as Shame, The Iron Lady and Suffragette.
It’s a real delight and breath of fresh air to see such a beautifully written and performed new play from seasoned actors. I very much hope Louise Jameson and Nigel Fairs write and perform together again in the future, as it’s absolute magic.