Why See This House?
POLITICAL Scheming At Its best
Delve into the murky world of 1970s politics in The House, which finally makes its West End debut after two sell-out runs at the National Theatre. Written by James Graham (Privacy), this riveting play takes place during the hung parliament of 1974 and follows the backroom deals, arguments and even fist fights which kept the country's government from crumbling into complete chaos.
This production, which is thoroughly researched, bitingly satirical and deeply comic, takes a poke at the often absurd nature of political systems and their inhabitants. It's directed by Jeremy Herrin, who was also at the helm of this year's most buzzed about play, People, Places & Things.
WHAT IS THIS HOUSE ABOUT?
This House begins in 1974. The political landscape in Britain is tense, to say the least. On the brink of an economic crisis, Labour's power is hanging by a thread. The play puts the inner workings of government under a microscope; backroom cabinet staff seek to win minor battles which are just as heated as anything in main-stage politics. It's behind-the-scenes political machination at its best.
Previews from: 30 October 2016
Opening night: 19 November 2016
2 hours and 55 minutes, including one intermission
And before you stop reading
Images are taken from the 2013 National theatre production. Casting for this production has yet to be announced.
Cast and Creative
Phil Daniels as Bob Mellish
Kevin Doyle as Michael Cocks
David Hounslow as Joe Harper
Ed Hughes as Fred Silvester
Lauren O’Neil as Ann Taylor
Nathaniel Parker as Jack Weatherill
Steffan Rhodri as Walter Harrison
Malcolm Sinclair as Humphrey Atkins
Sarah Woodward as Lady Batley
Written James Graham
Directed by Jeremy Herrin
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