Archive for This House at Olivier (National Theatre), London. 2013. [PLAY]

Performance

VenueOlivier (National Theatre)
TownWest End
CountyGreater London
From23rd February 2013
Opened28th February 2013
To16th May 2013
WhenFeb 23,25,26,27,Mar 7,8,9,11,15,16,18,19,20,26,27,28,30,Apr 1,5,6,8 at 19:30. Feb 28 at 19:00. Feb 23,Mar13 10,17,Apr 7 Mats 14:30. Mar13 9,16,20,27,30,Apr 6 Mats 14:00
PricesFrom £12.00. To £47.00.
What is currently on at Olivier (National Theatre) (V373)
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This House

This HouseT620835110
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:T620835110, play:S01642670913, venue:V373

Production details

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

Special Performances


  • 16 Mar 13 Audio Described
  • 7 Apr 13 Captioned

Company

Producer National Theatre
Director Jeremy Herrin
Design Rae Smith
Lighting Paule Constable
Music Stephen Warbeck
Choreographer Scott Ambler
Sound Ian Dickinson
Performer Gunnar Cauthery
Performer Phil Daniels
Performer Reece Dinsdale
Performer Charles Edwards
Performer Vincent Franklin
Performer Christopher Godwin
Performer Andrew Havill
Performer Ed Hughes
Performer Helena Lymbery
Performer Lauren O'Neill
Performer Matthew Pidgeon
Performer Richard Ridings
Performer Giles Taylor
Performer Tony Turner
Performer Rupert Vansittart
Performer Juliann Wadham

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