About This House
Following a sell-out run in the National Theatre, James Graham’s acclaimed play, This House, transfers to the Aldwych Theatre.
This House is sent in1974 as 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.
It’s a time when a staggering number of politicians die, and the building creaks under idiosyncrasies and arcane traditions.
Set in the engine rooms of Westminster, James 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.
‘James Graham’s superb new drama held everyone enthralled throughout... Funny, touching and cliff-hanglingly suspenseful’ Daily Telegraph
'A funny and moving political epic. Another hit is born in the Cottesloe’ The Times
‘Jeremy Herrin’s production recaptures, with abundant theatricality, the mayhem of Westminster politics' Guardian
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