Thu 16 May, 7pm | Thu 23 May, 8pm
12A* | Tickets: £14/ £12 conc.
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Live show: Thu 16 May, 7pm (Doors open at 6.30pm) - SOLD OUT
Encore: Thu 23 May, 8pm (Doors open 7.30pm) - BOOK TICKETS
'★★★★★ - Stunning' - Daily Express
'★★★★★ - A landslide success' - Evening Standard
'★★★★★ - Ferociously witty and permeated by a deep sense of the tragi-comic nature of all political systems' - The Telegraph
★★★★ - Daily Mail, Evening Standard, The Guardian, The Independent, The Times
Nominated for Olivier Awards for Best New Play and Best Director, This House quickly sold out both of its National Theatre runs and has received rave reviews from critics and audiences alike. It’s 1974 and 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. Votes are won and lost by one, fist fights erupt in the bars, and ill MPs are hauled in to cast their votes.
It’s a time when a staggering number of politicians die, and age-old traditions and allegiances are thrown aside in the struggle for power.
James Graham’s biting, energetic and critically-acclaimed new 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.
*Please note although all live shows are advised certificate 12A, encore shows will carry a BBFC certificate and this may differ from 12A. This certificate is only confirmed after the live screening and we will put this information up on the website as soon as it is available.