Following sell-out runs at the National Theatre and in the West End, this extraordinarily prescient play took on a new importance in the political climate of 2018, when it toured around the UK.
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.
James Graham’s biting, energetic and critically-acclaimed play strips politics down to the practical realities of those behind the scenes. 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.
Presented by NATIONAL THEATRE, JONATHAN CHURCH PRODUCTIONS, CHICHESTER FESTIVAL THEATRE and HEADLONG. Produced in the West End by NICA BURNS, NEAL STREET PRODUCTIONS and HEADLONG.
Playwright: James Graham
Director: Jeremy Herrin with Jonathan O’Boyle
Praise for This House
“Thrilling.” – The Guardian
“Funny and cliff-hangingly suspenseful.” – The Daily Telegraph
“A quirky approach to an extraordinary period of political history.” – The Daily Express
“A stroke of genius.” – The Times
Please note: this is a trailer of the National Theatre at Home stream of This House in 2020, which was filmed live on stage in 2013.