Smash-Hit Political Drama This House Comes To The REP
James Graham's critically acclaimed and prescient political drama This House which played to sold-out houses at the National Theatre and in the West End is coming to The REP next year.
As part of its first ever national tour this extraordinarily prescient play takes on a new importance in the current political climate. It will play The REP from 16 – 21 April 2018 and tickets go on public sale on Friday 7 July 2017.
This House rolls back to 1974. The UK is facing an economic crisis and a hung parliament. The corridors of Westminster ring with the sound of infighting and backbiting as Britain's political parties battle to change the future of the nation, whatever it takes.
In an era of chaos, both hilarious and shocking, fist fights break out in the parliamentary bars, high-stake tricks and games are played, while sick or dying MPs are carried through the lobby to register their crucial votes as the government hangs by a thread.
Set in the engine rooms of Westminster, 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.
Directed by Jeremy Herrin (People, Places and Things, Wolf Hall), This House gives us a timely, moving and often amusing insight into the workings of British politics.
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