Watch James Graham’s (Quiz, Ink) acclaimed political drama This House.
Filmed live on stage at the National Theatre in 2013, This House is a timely, moving and funny insight into the workings of British politics. The corridors of Westminster ring with the sound of infighting and backstabbing as the political parties battle to change the future of the nation.
This much-loved production enjoyed two sold-out National Theatre runs, a West End transfer and national tour as well as being filmed by National Theatre Live.
You can watch This House until 7pm UK time on Thursday 4 June 2020. It was filmed live on stage at the National Theatre in 2013.
What’s it about?
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
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Date: 29 May 2020
Written by: Sarah James
Tags: National Theatre, Streaming, THIS HOUSE