This House

Following sell-out runs at the National Theatre and in the West End this extraordinarily prescient play takes on a new importance in the current political climate. Are we in the midst of a political revolution? Can the country stay united?

Roll back to 1974. The corridors of Westminster ring with the sound of infighting and backbiting as Britain’s political parties’ battle to change the future of the nation, whatever it takes.

In an era of chaos, both hilarious and shocking, fist fights break out in the parliamentary bars, high-stake tricks and games are played, while sick or dying MPs are carried through the lobby to register their crucial votes as the government hangs by a thread.

James Graham’s biting, energetic and critically-acclaimed play 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.

Directed by Jeremy Herrin (People, Places & Things, Wolf Hall), This House gives us a timely, moving and often amusing insight into the workings of British politics.

With a live band on stage playing music from the era.


Take your seat on stage!

Take your own seat in the House of Commons for a unique and close up perspective on proceedings. On-stage tickets are available online or by calling 01483 44 00 00. Please note there is heavy smoking throughout the performance.


Jonathan Church Productions and Headlong present a National Theatre and Chichester Festival Theatre production

Produced in the West End by Nica Burns, Neal Street Productions and Headlong

Written by James Graham

Directed by Jeremy Herrin with Jonathan O'Boyle

Sponsored by Stevens&Bolton


 ‘Ferociously witty.’


 ‘A gripping and fluidly staged account of the sink-or-swim daily life of a minority government. A stroke of genius.’


 ‘A funny and moving political epic.’


 ‘Magnificently sharp and witty. A landslide success.’





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From £25.00 - £36.50

Ticket prices include £1 Restoration Levy and £1 Booking Fee

Please note that Band D tickets may offer a restricted view. Please contact the Box Office for details.


Running times

Act 1 75 mins

Interval 20 mins

Act 2 72 mins

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