The House of Mirrors and Hearts

Wednesday 13th June to Saturday 7th July 2018 – Arcola Theatre, London

World Premiere


A haunting new chamber musical about love, lies and the ghosts of our pasts.


After 3 years of development by Perfect Pitch (LIFT, Soho Theatre; The Go-Between, West Yorkshire Playhouse), this cutting-edge work premiered in a co-production with Aria Entertainment.


Stephen Sondheim meets Tori Amos in Eamonn O’Dwyer and Rob Gilbert’s textured and contemporary score. It tells the story of the Keanes, whose secrets are buried in the fractured family home. When a curious young lodger arrives to stay, his discoveries threaten to shatter their illusions forever. Will the truth out? And what will be left unsaid?


The award-winning Ryan McBryde directed a distinguished ensemble cast for this gripping, heart-wrenching and intoxicating musical drama.


Developed by Perfect Pitch in association with Sell A Door


Anna – Gillian Kirkpatrick
David – Graham Bickley
Laura – Grace Rowe
Lily – Molly McGuire
Nathan – Jamie Muscato
Young Lily – Charlotte Wythe//Isabelle Doherty
Young Laura – Sophie Wythe/Ella Doherty



Book, Music and Lyrics – Eamonn O’Dwyer
Book – Rob Gilbert

Director – Ryan McBryde
Set and Costume Designer – David Woodhead
Musical Director – David Randall
Associate Musical Director/Musical Arranger – Joanna Cichonska
Lighting Designer – Matt Haskins
Sound Designer – Leigh Davies
Sound Designer – David Starmer
Costume Supervisor – Holly Rose Henshaw
Production Manager – James Nowell
Deputy Stage Manager – James Prendergast
Assistant Stage Manager – Emily Yida
Production Assistant – Angie Lawrence
PR – Mark Senior
Producer – Perfect Pitch
Producer – Katy Lipson for Aria Entertainment

“Without a doubt the best production I have seen this year and the best Off West End production I have EVER seen.”
London Theatre 1 ★★★★★


“A compelling piece of musical theatre … A credit to contemporary music theatre”
Musical Theatre Review ★★★★


“Meticulously constructed psychological thriller complemented by a gripping score and a cast that knows how to exploit it … Grace Rowe and Molly McGuire are diversely enigmatic as siblings”
The Stage ★★★★