This House

The political drama, This House, which examines the 1974 hung parliament, will hit the road for the first time next February.

This House is a play about an economic crisis in the UK and the people working behind the scenes of a hung Parliament. 

The first theatre on the UK tour will be West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds, where This House will run from 22nd February until 10th March.

From there it will tour other venues until June 2018, including Cambridge Arts Theatre, Theatre Royal Bath, Edinburgh Festival Theatre, The Lowry in Salford, and the Lyceum Theatre in Sheffield, among others. 

Group travel organisers should contact their chosen theatre for details on booking tickets for their group.

Synopsis: This House

The play is set in 1974 when the UK is facing an 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. 

Set in the engine rooms of Westminster, 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’.

Further information

This House is directed by Jeremy Herrin and has music by Stephen Warbeck. 

It is written by James Graham. His recent plays include Ink (Almeida), Monster Raving Loony (Theatre Royal, Plymouth), The Vote (Donmar Warehouse), Finding Neverland (American Repertory Theater), The Angry Brigade (Theatre Royal, Plymouth and The Bush) and Privacy (Donmar Warehouse).

Casting is yet to be announced.

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