Rehearsals began today for the first UK tour of This House, which opens at West Yorkshire Playhouse on 23 February (national press night 28 February).
The cast – who play a colourful host of MPs and Whips - is Ian Barritt (Batley & Morley/Woolwich West/Belfast North/Western Isles & Ensemble), William Chubb (Humphrey Atkins), Giles Cooper (Fred Silvester), Stephen Critchlow (Bromsgrove/Abingdon/Liverpool Edge Hill/Paisley/Fermanagh & Ensemble), James Gaddas (Walter Harrison), Natalie Grady (Ann Taylor), Ian Houghton (Armagh, Ambulance Man, Ensemble), David Hounslow (Joe Harper), Marcus Hutton (Ensemble), Harry Kershaw (Paddington South/Chelmsford/South Ayrshire/Henley/Merioneth/Coventry North West/Rushcliffe/Perry Barr & Ensemble), Louise Ludgate (Rochester & Chatham/Welwyn & Hatfield/Coventry South West/Ilford North/Lady Batley & Ensemble), Geoffrey Lumb (Clockmaker/Peebles/Redditch/Stirlingshire West/Clerk & Ensemble), Nicholas Lumley (Oxshott/Belfast West/St Helens & Ensemble), Martin Marquez (Bob Mellish), Matthew Pidgeon (Jack Weatherill), Miles Richardson (Speaker Act I/Mansfield/Sergeant at Arms Act II/West Lothian & Ensemble), Tony Turner (Michael Cocks) and Orlando Wells (Walsall North/Plymouth Sutton/Serjeant at Arms Act I/Speaker Act II/Caernarfon/Clerk & Ensemble).
Ian Houghton, David Hounslow, Matthew Pidgeon, Tony Turner and Orlando Wells return to This House having previously appeared in the West End production.
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Following sell-out runs at the National Theatre and in the West End, James Graham’s critically acclaimed and political drama This House will embark on its first ever national tour, beginning at West Yorkshire Playhouse on 19 February 2018.
This extraordinarily prescient play takes on a new importance in the current political climate. Are we in the midst of a political revolution? Can the country stay united?
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. In this hung parliament, the ruling party holds on by a thread.
Directed by Jeremy Herrin (People, Places & Things, Junkyard), This House gives us a timely, moving and often amusing insight into the workings of British politics.
Headlong and the Guardian are pleased to announce the launch of Brexit Shorts: Dramas from a Divided Nation, a series of nine short films from leading writers - including David Hare, Abi Morgan, Maxine Peake and Meera Syal - responding to the Brexit vote.
Britain’s decision on 23 June 2016 to leave the European Union has been described as the single most significant event in UK politics since WW2, and sent political shockwaves throughout the United Kingdom and beyond. One year on from the referendum vote, and while the government enters the start of formal Brexit talks, the films seek to illustrate how such a disparity of views can affect ideas of community, values and aspirations, and question how they could reshape politics in Britain
The films feature leading actors from across the UK - including Kristin Scott Thomas, Penelope Wilton, Steffan Rhodri and Scott Reid - and look at both sides of the vote to interrogate what happened, why, and how Brexit could impact the characters' lives.
Headlong is delighted to announce that Chloe Mashiter has won Headlong’s Digital Artist Award.
Chloe will be working alongside the company’s creatives to design an audio game that explores our personal responsibility towards victims of conflict.
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