The House of Mirrors and Hearts at the Arcola Theatre

Katy Lipson for Aria Entertainment and Perfect Pitch present The House of Mirrors and Hearts, a new British musical by Eamonn O'Dwyer and Robert Gilbert, at the Arcola Theatre Studio 1, in Dalston, east London, from 2 July to 1 August 2015, with an official opening on 7 July.

The production will be directed by Ryan McBryde and set designs are by David Woodhead. The casting has not yet been revealed.

Synopsis: "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."

Katy Lipson for Aria Entertainment and Andy Barnes for Perfect Pitch said: “We are so thrilled to be joining forces on this beautiful British chamber musical. Both our companies are known individually for our work with emerging British composers and new writing but The House of Mirrors and Hearts is the first project we have had the wonderful opportunity to partner on. We both feel positive about the current climate of new musical theatre with more and more great initiatives and opportunities arising for new writing. Collaborating with like-minded people has to be the way forward in supporting the evident array of emerging talent.”

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