VenueSheffield Theatres
Other spaces at this venue include: Lyceum Theatre, Crucible Theatre, Studio
CountySouth Yorkshire
From29th May 2018
To2nd June 2018
When19:45. Thu Mat 14:00. Sat Mat 15:00
What is currently on at Sheffield Theatres (V962)

This House

This HouseT0162694845
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. Let those on the continent cooperate and hug and kiss each other on the ruddy cheek. Here in Britain, one party governs and we get things done. It's a time when a staggering number of politicians die, and the building creaks under idiosyncrasies and arcane traditions. A minority government? No one with any sense or gumption gives you more than a matter of weeks. You're gonna fall, and fast, and hard. So start finding things to land on. Now. 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.
Author James Graham

Archive :: production:T0162694845, play:S01642670913, venue:V962

Production details

The National Theatre and Chichester Festival Theatre production. Lyceum Theatre

Special Performances

  • 31 May 18 Audio Described
  • 31 May 18 Sign Interpreted
  • 2 Jun 18 Captioned


Producer Nica Burns
Producer Caro Newling (for Neal Street Productions)
Producer Headlong Theatre (in association with onathan Church Productions)
Director Jeremy Herrin
Performer Ian Barritt (Ensemble)
Performer William Chubb (Humphrey Atkins)
Performer Giles Cooper (Fred Silvester)
Performer Stephen Critchlow (Ensemble)
Performer James Gaddas (Walter Harrison)
Performer Natalie Grady (Ann Taylor)
Performer Ian Houghton (Ensemble)
Performer David Hounslow (Joe Harper)
Performer Harry Kershaw (Ensemble)
Performer Louise Ludgate (Ensemble)
Performer Geoffrey Lumb (Ensemble)
Performer Nicholas Lumley (Oxshott/Belfast West/St Helens/Ensemble)
Performer Martin Marquez (Bob Mellish)
Performer Matthew Pidgeon (Jack Weatherill)
Performer Miles Richardson (Speaker Act 1/Mansfield/Serjeant at Arms Act II/West Lothian/Ensemble)
Performer Tony Turner (Michael Cocks)
Performer Orlando Wells (Ensemble)

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