This one is for the young hearts, the old hearts, and the broken hearts.
Studded with lo-fi covers of classic breakup songs, Heartbreak Hotel explores a phenomenon we’ve all experienced and found a way to get through: heartbreak. In an exhilarating new performance that brings together vulnerable memoir, famous novels and scientific text, a holistic picture of heartbreak's impact on our bodies and minds is hilariously and poignantly shared.
Featuring Karin McCracken, Heartbreak Hotel tracks a woman’s journey through the travails of a broken heart, and all the way through to the other side. We meet a carousel of people in her life during various stages of her grief (with all of the ex-loves played by the incomparable Simon Leary); an awkward tinder date, some wild confusion at the supermarket, and various (and sometimes high spirited) attempts at fresh starts.
Heartbreak Hotel is a new work from creative partnership Eleanor Bishop and Karin McCracken, winners of the 2022 Bruce Mason Award. Enjoy a generous, funny and reflective show that explores the benefits of letting ourselves truly feel something: the good, the bad and the heartbreaking. You’ll want to cry. You’ll want to laugh. Welcome to the Heartbreak Hotel.