This House
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This House

A new play by James Graham

A National Theatre production

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James Graham: A right honourable playwright at 30

Daily Telegraph

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A quirky approach to an extraordinary period of political history.

Daily Express

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Funny, touching and cliff-hangingly suspenseful.

Daily Telegraph

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

The Times

BBC Politics goes into the rehearsal room


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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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We’re all about experiencing theatre together.

At a time when many theatre fans around the world aren’t able to visit National Theatre Live venues or local theatres, we’re excited to introduce National Theatre At Home.

You will be able to watch some of the best British theatre from the comfort of your living room, via YouTube for free for one week. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to never miss out here. 

Watch This House from Thursday 28 May at 7pm UK time until 4 June at 7pm. Find out more about National Theatre at Home here. 


Enjoying two sell-out runs at the National Theatre in London, and filmed live on stage in 2013, This House is a timely, moving and funny insight into the workings of British politics, written by James Graham (Ink, ITV's Quiz).

It’s 1974, and Britain has a hung Parliament.  The corridors of Westminster ring with the sound of infighting and backstabbing as the political parties battle to change the future of the nation.

During this era of chaos, when a staggering number of politicians die and age-old traditions are thrown aside, MPs find they must roll up their sleeves, and bend the rules, to navigate a way through the Mother of all Parliaments.

Jeremy Herrin (People, Places and Things, All My Sons) directs this much-loved production.

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