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THIS HOUSE

Ended 15 May 2013 after 2 months

This country is being kept alive on aspirin when what it needs is electric bloody shock therapy.

Closed 15 May 2013
The year is 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, there are fistfights in the bars and 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.”

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Dates

Previews from: 11 March 2013

Opening night: 11 March 2013

Closing night: 15 May 2013

Run time

Two hours and 45 minutes with one interval

Show times

 MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
 Matinee-----2.002.30
 Evening7.30---7.307.30-

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