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This House archive1974. 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. Running time 2hrs 45mins. A transfer from the Cottesloe Theatre

Cast/Performers

Gunnar Cauthery, Phil Daniels, Reece Dinsdale, Charles Edwards, Vincent Franklin, Christopher Godwin, Andrew Havill, Ed Hughes, Helena Lymbery, Lauren O'Neill, Matthew Pidgeon, Richard Ridings, Giles Taylor, Tony Turner, Rupert Vansittart, Juliann Wadham

Creatives/Company

Author: James Graham
Producer: National Theatre
Director: Jeremy Herrin
Design: Rae Smith
Lighting: Paule Constable
Music: Stephen Warbeck
Choreographer: Scott Ambler
Sound: Ian Dickinson
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This House

This House (Play) production archive for QTIX code T620835110. Details of all This House archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S01642670913

Archive Listings

23 Feb 13
to
16 May 13
Olivier (National Theatre)
West End
Greater London

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