This House

This House

  • Booking until: Wednesday, 15 May 2013
  • Running time: 2 Hours 45 Minutes
This House description

1974. The UK faces economic crisis and a hung parliament. In a culture hostile to cooperation, it’s a period when votes are won or lost by one, when there are fist fights in the bars and when sick MPs are carried through the lobby to register their vote.




It’s a time when a staggering number of politicians die, and the building creaks under idiosyncrasies and arcane traditions. Set in the engine rooms of Westminster, James Graham’s This House strips politics down to the practical realities of those behind the scenes: the whips who roll up their sleeves and on occasion bend the rules to shepherd and coerce a diverse chorus of MPs within the Mother of all Parliaments.

Playing at Olivier Theatre (National Theatre)

South Bank, London, SE1 9PX GB ()

Olivier Theatre (National Theatre) Directions