Heartbreak Hotel

This is for the young hearts, the old hearts and the broken hearts. 

Wonderfully intense and popping with wit, this delightful show lays heartbreak under a microscope painting a poignant yet playful picture of its impact on our bodies and minds.  

Studded with bad Tinder dates and woven with vulnerable memories, Heartbreak Hotel is from the multi-award-winning creators Eleanor Bishop and Karin McCracken.  

Backed by lo-fi covers of classic breakup songs, drawing on famous novels and peppered with scientific text, Heartbreak Hotel is part theatre, part gig and all brilliance.   

Reflective, funny, relatable and honest, you’ll want to cry and you’ll want to laugh. Welcome to the Heartbreak Hotel.  

Recommended for ages 14+ 

Warning: Show includes flashing lights 


Review quotes

“Prepare to laugh, cry, and be thoroughly entertained at the Heartbreak Hotel; this music-comedy concoction is the perfect remedy for a broken heart.”  

Hannah Jamieson | Theatre Scenes   


 “Poignant, funny - and fantastic. Karin McCracken is, quite simply, brilliant. She’s hilarious, heartwarming and moving - often all at once.”

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Thu 13 Jun, 7:00 PM
Theatre Royal, TSB Showplace
75 minutes
Premium Adult $59
A Reserve Adult $49
Admission service fees apply
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