“A funny and moving political epic” – The Times
National Theatre of London HD Broadcast: This House
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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.
The National will be creating a good amount of assets around this show to help engage and educate audiences. You can listen to playwright James Graham being interviewed about This House in The Guardians politics podcast.