15th May 2018 - 19th May 2018
Jonathan Church Productions and Headlong present:
The National Theatre and Chichester Festival Theatre production of
Produced in the West End by Nica Burns, Neal Street Productions and Headlong
Written by James Graham
Directed by Jeremy Herrin
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 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 hangs by a thread.
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 and Things, Wolf Hall), This House gives us a timely, moving and often amusing insight into the workings of British politics.
‘A gripping and fluidily staged account of the sink-or-swim daily life of a minority government .. a stroke of genius’
‘A funny and moving political epic’
‘.. magnificently sharp and witty … a landslide success’
‘… thrilling …’