The National Theatre’s acclaimed political play This House by James Graham is to transfer into the West End in 2014.
The critical and audience hit is about the phoney war between Labour and Tory whips in 1974, which sees both sides become embroiled in a war of attrition.
The cast may include players from the original National Theatre production including Julian Wadham, Phil Daniels and Reece Dinsale.
1974. 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.
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.
More details on venue and booking coming soon.