Jonathan Church Productions and Headlong present
the National Theatre and Chichester Festival Theatre production.
Produced in the West End by Nica Burns, Neal Street Productions and Headlong

 

This House
by James Graham
Directed by Jeremy Herrin and Jonathan O'Boyle
23 Feb to 2 June 2018

Following sell-out runs at the National Theatre and in the West End this extraordinarily prescient play takes on a new importance in the current political climate. Are we in the midst of a political revolution? Can the country stay united?

Roll back to 1974. The corridors of Westminster ring with the sound of infighting and backbiting as Britain’s political parties battle to change the future of the nation, whatever it takes. In this hung parliament, the ruling party holds on by a thread.

In an era of chaos, both hilarious and shocking, fist fights break out in the parliamentary bars, high-stake tricks and games are played, while sick or dying MPs are carried through the lobby to register their crucial votes.

James Graham’s biting, energetic and critically acclaimed play strips politics down to the practical realities of those behind the scenes who roll up their sleeves, and on occasion bend the rules, to manoeuvre a diverse and conflicting chorus of MPs within the Mother of all Parliaments.

Directed by Jeremy Herrin (People, Places & Things, Wolf Hall), This House gives us a timely, moving and often amusing insight into the workings of British politics.

★★★★★
‘Ferociously witty’ 
Daily Telegraph

★★★★★
‘Gripping .. a stroke of genius’ 
The Times

★★★★★
‘Magnificently sharp and witty … a landslide success’ Evening Standard

★★★★★
'Thrilling' 
The Guardian

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