will take on the role of Captain Shotover in the tragi-comic social drama, with
as his daughter, Hesione Hushabye, and Ronald
Pickup (as Mazzini Dunn), George Layton (as Billy Dunn) and Jo
Stone-Fewings (as Randall Utterwood) among their guests at a dinner
party at the titular Heartbreak House. Set on the eve of the First World War, the play was first performed in 1920.
Jacobi, seen on stage most recently in Michael Grandage's King Lear at the Donmar Warehouse in 2011, has performed at Chichester many times during his long career. He first appeared at the theatre in a 1963 production of another Shaw play, Saint Joan.
cast of Heartbreak House also
includes Fiona Button, Raymond Coulthard, Sara Stewart, Trevor
Cooper and Maroussia Frank. Set design is by
Stephen Brimson Lewis,
lighting design is by Peter Mumford and the production will feature
music by Jason Carr.