Labour of Love

27th Sep 2017 - 2nd Dec 2017

Book Tickets

People, Places & Things UK Tour

22nd Sep 2017 - 18th Nov 2017

Book Tickets

This House UK Tour

23rd Feb 2018 - 2nd Jun 2018

Book Tickets

This House

Written by James Graham. Directed by Jeremy Herrin.

Nica Burns, Caro Newling for Neal Street Productions, Headlong, in association with Jonathan Church Productions, Gavin Kalin Productions and TC Beech Ltd present the National Theatre and Chichester Festival Theatre production of This House

Season Closed

Is a political revolution coming? Will the Labour party collapse? Can the kingdom stay united?

It’s 1974. And Westminster is about to go to war with itself.

Set in the engine rooms of the House of Commons, James Graham’s This House dives deep into the secret world of the Whips who roll up their sleeves and go to often farcical lengths to influence an unruly chorus of MPs within the Mother of all Parliaments.

In an era of chaos, both hilarious and shocking, fist fights break out in the parliamentary bars, high-stake tricks and games are played, while sick or dying MPs are carried through the lobby to register their crucial votes as the government hangs by a thread.

Premiered to universal acclaim at the National Theatre in 2012, This House written by James Graham (The Vote, Privacy) and directed by Headlong Artistic Director Jeremy Herrin (People, Places and Things, Wolf Hall), gives us a timely, moving and often amusing insight into the workings of British politics.

There will be a complimentary post-show Q&A on 21 and 28 November with the writer James Graham so book in for these dates if you would like to take part.

 

  • This country is being kept alive on aspirin when what it needs is electric bloody shock therapy.
  • ★★★★★ Ferociously witty and permeated by a deep sense of the tragi-comic nature of all political systems Daily Telegraph
  • ★★★★★ A landslide success Evening Standard