This House

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James Graham's acclaimed political drama transfers to the Olivier theatre after its successful world premiere at the Cottesloe. Read More >

James Graham’s acclaimed political drama This House transfers to the Olivier theatre after its successful world premiere at the Cottesloe.

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.

Set in the engine rooms of Westminster, 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.

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Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 23/02/2013

Opening Night: 28/02/2013

Closing Night: 15/05/2013

Running time: 3h

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Cast & Creative

Cast

Gunnar Cauthery, Phil Daniels, Reece Dinsdale, Charles Edwards, Vincent Franklin, Christopher Godwin, Andrew Havill, Ed Hughes, Helena Lymbery, Lauren O'Neill, Matthew Pidgeon, Richard Ridings, Giles Taylor, Tony Turner, Rupert Vansittart, Julian Wadham

Creative

Director - Jeremy Herrin

Producer - National Theatre

Designer - Rae Smith

Choreographer - Scott Ambler

Lighting Designer - Paule Constable

Sound - Ian Dickinson

Author - James Graham

Music By - Stephen Warbeck