The National Theatre presents James Graham’s biting and energetic new play about the mother of all Parliaments!
“A funny and moving political epic. Another hit is born.” - The Times
“James Graham’s superb new drama held everyone enthralled throughout ... Funny, touching and cliff-hangingly suspenseful.” - Daily Telegraph
“Aided by a pedal-to-the-floor pace, James Graham kicks off with the kind of action-packed exposition for which The West Wing was celebrated.” - Variety
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 political engine rooms of Westminster, James Graham’s biting and energetic new play This House strips politics down to the practical realities of those behind the scenes who roll up their sleeves, and on occasion bend the rules, to manoeuvre a diverse and conflicting chorus of MPs within the mother of all Parliaments. (Dir. by Jeremy Herrin, Running time: 2 hrs, 45mins, with one intermission)