This House

This House, The Garrick Theatre

Premiered to universal acclaim at the National Theatre in 2012, This House written by James Graham (The Vote, Privacy) and directed by Headlong Artistic Director Jeremy Herrin (People, Places and Things, Wolf Hall), gives us a timely, moving and often amusing insight into the workings of British politics.


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This House running time: 
2 hours 55 minutes
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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, James Graham’s 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.

Suitable for ages 14+
James Graham
Nica Burns, Caro Newling for Neal Street Productions, Headlong, in association with Jonathan Church Productions and Gavin Kalin present the National Theatre and Chichester Festival Theatre
Jeremy Herrin
Songs by:
Ian Dickinson
Paule Constable
Ian Dickinson
Rae Smith
Scott Ambler
Cast list:
Phil Daniels, Kevin Doyle, David Hounslow, Ed Hughes, Lauren O'Neil, Nathaniel Parker, Steffan Rhodri, Malcolm Sinclair, Sarah Woodward, Christopher Godwin, Peter Landi, Matthew Pigeon, Giles Taylor, Tony Turner and Orlando Wells.

Garrick Theatre

2 Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0HH
Nearest tube:
Leicester Square
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This House Customer reviews

Our This House Review

Whilst 2016 may have provided enough political theatre to see many through a mini lifetime there is something oddly comforting and enjoyable about watching the cogs in motion in James Graham's genius This House which has finally made its long awaited transfer to the West End. Having collectively lived through a hung Parliament we as an audience have suffered the effects of a minority... Read more

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