Big Ben on a background of red versus blue

THIS HOUSE

Tue 13 - Sat 17 March 2018
Tickets £19 - £39*

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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 as the government is close to falling apart.

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.

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Running Time

TBC

Age Guidance

14+ (Contains strong language)

Tickets

Tuesday - Saturday, 7.45pm
and Saturday, 2.30pm: £19/£29/£34/£39*
Thursday, 2.30pm: £24/£29/£34*

*All ticket prices include a £3 per-ticket booking fee.

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Cast includes Martin Marquez, James Gaddas, Matthew Pidgeon, Tony Turner, David Hounslow, Natalie Grady, William Chubb, Giles Cooper, Geoffrey Lumb, Ian Barritt, Harry Kershaw, Stephen Critchlow, Miles Richardson, Orlando Wells, Louise Ludgate, Nicholas Lumley, Ian Houghton and Marcus Hutton.

Written by James Graham
Directed by Jeremy Herrin

Gallery

  • This House - two men shake hands
  • Two men stand in front of parliamentary
  • A group of men stand talking
  • Man holds bar above his head in group of politicians
  • Man stands at front of purple /pink light, with arm raised

Trailer

  • '...a landslide success'

    EVENING STANDARD
  • 'Ferociously witty'

    DAILY TELEGRAPH
  • 'Thrilling'

    GUARDIAN
  • 'A funny and moving political epic'

    THE TIMES