This House
From 16 May

This House

A new play by James Graham

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. Biting and energetic, This House has enjoyed two National Theatre sell-out runs.

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James Graham: A right honourable playwright at 30

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A quirky approach to an extraordinary period of political history.

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Funny, touching and cliff-hangingly suspenseful.

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A funny and moving political epic. Another hit is born.

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The New York Times’ Ben Brantley reviews This House

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‘How can you resist?’ The New York Times’ Ben Brantley reviews This House

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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.

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