James Graham’s acclaimed political drama This House will embark on a UK tour in 2018.
The tour will open in Leeds at the West Yorkshire Playhouse on 22 February 2018 before touring to Cambridge (12 to 17 March), Bath (19 to 24 March), Edinburgh (27 to 31 March), Nottingham (10 to 14 April), Birmingham (16 to 21 April), Salford (24 to 28 April), Plymouth (1 to 5 May), Norwich (7 to 12 May), Malvern (15 to 19 May), Guildford (21 to 26 May) and Sheffield (29 May to 2 June).
The play is set in Westminster between 1974 and 1979, with a hung parliament and an impending vote of no confidence, the Labour and Tory whips become embroiled in a war of attrition.
Directed by Jermey Herrin (People, Places & Things, Wolf Hall) the production opened to critical acclaim at the National Theatre in 2012, followed by runs in Chichester and most recently the Garrick Theatre in London’s West End, where it was nominated for Best Revival at the 2017 Olivier Awards.
James Graham’s latest play Ink – about the founding of The Sun newspaper as a sensationalist tabloid – has just opened to rave reviews at the Almeida Theatre starring Bertie Carvel and Richard Cole. His next play, Labour of Love, a political drama features Martin Freeman and Sarah Lancashire and will open at the Noel Coward later this year.