This House

This House

29 May — 2 Jun
Lyceum Theatre
Drama/Theatre
Sold out

A funny and moving political epic

The Times on This House

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 & Things, Wolf Hall), This House gives us a timely, moving and often amusing insight into the workings of British politics.

With a live band on stage playing music from the era, including; 5 years and Rock ’n’ Roll Suicide (David Bowie), and Pretty Vacant (The Sex Pistols).

Running time: About 2 hours and 50 minutes (including a 15 minute interval)

Jonathan Church Productions and Headlong present: The National Theatre and Chichester Festival Theatre production

  • Jeremy Herrin with Jonathan O'Boyle Director

Thrilling

The Guardian

Magnificently sharp and witty … a landslide success

Evening Standard

Ferociously witty

Daily Telegraph

Access performances

Performances with Extras

Live for 5

  • On sale 6 April at 5.00pm. Sold Out
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