Garrick Theatre, London
This House - Garrick Theatre, London
Age Restriction: Recommended age for content: 14+
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James Graham’s This House takes audiences back to the 1970s where we witness the political dealings behind the scenes during a turbulent time for the House of Commons. Those familiar with the events of the time will know that this will make for gripping viewing as we roar through the decade and witness the fall of Prime Ministers, with generation-changing consequences.
Directed by Jeremy Herrin, the Artistic Director of the Headlong Theatre Company, this will be the first West End appearance of a show that has already played to great acclaim at both the Cottesloe (now the Dorfman) and Olivier National Theatres.
We begin the show in 1974 as the election earlier that year leads to a hung parliament. However, whilst the 2010 election led to a coalition government, the Labour government of the time was unable to make such an arrangement, which led to another election later that year and the return of their man Harold Wilson to 10 Downing Street. This House then continues to 1979 with Wilson removed and James Callaghan facing another crisis when he is struck by a vote of no confidence, an event that would lead to the election of Margaret Thatcher.
Our focus is on the Whips and their fellow MPs as they work behind the scenes to bring order to the situations and we get a glimpse at a hidden world of politics.
And it is through the eyes of Jeremy Herrin that we get that glimpse. The Artistic Director of the Headlong Theatre Company directed the show at the National Theatre and returns to helm the West End version, following his many acclaimed efforts around the capital. His recent credits have included The Nether at the Royal Court Theatre, Absent Friends at the Harold Pinter Theatre, Please Places And Things at the National Theatre and The Vertical Hour at the Royal Court Theatre, to name but a few.
If politics and the world behind the scenes of Westminster are up your alley then This House will be the show for you, with producers clearly hoping to replicate the packed houses of the National Theatre when it runs at the Garrick Theatre in London’s West End from Wednesday 30th November 2016 (previews from Saturday 19th November 2016).
Show & Venue InformationGarrick Theatre
Charing Cross Road
Saturday, 19 November 2016
Saturday, 25 February 2017
2 hours 55 minutes including interval. Monday to Saturday 7.30pm, Wednesday 2.30pm, Saturday 3pm
Recommended age for content: 14+