This House at the Garrick Theatre
Garrick Theatre, Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0HH
Political drama This House comes to the Garrick Theatre
James Graham’s critically acclaimed political drama This House returns to the London stage following two sell-out seasons at the National Theatre and an upcoming run at Chichester Festival Theatre.
This House runs from 19 November 2016 until 25 February 2017 at the Garrick Theatre.
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. 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.
Written by James Graham, directed by Jeremy Herrin with design by Rae Smith, lighting by Paule Constable, sound by Ian Dickinson and choreography by Scott Ambler.
★★★★★ ‘Ferociously witty and permeated by a deep sense of the tragi-comic nature of all political systems.’ Daily Telegraph
★★★★★ ‘A landslide success.’ Evening Standard