1974. The UK faces economic crisis and a hung parliament. In a culture hostile to cooperation, it's a period when votes in the House of Commons 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. It's a time when a staggering number of politicians die, and the building creaks under idiosyncrasies and arcane traditions.
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.
West End transfer following two sell-out seasons at the National Theatre and a 2016 upcoming run at Chichester Festival Theatre.
Read the reviews of the 2012 NT premiere
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