This House UK Tour

James Graham's This House UK Tour

Following its acclaimed run at the National Theatre and in the West End, James Graham's political drama This House will begin a UK national tour at the West Yorkshire Playhouse on 22 February 2018.

1974.  The UK faces economic crisis and a hung parliament.  In a culture hostile to cooperation, it’s a period when votes 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.

Directed by Jeremy Herrin, the production is designed by Rae Smith with lighting design by Paule Constable, music by Stephen Warbeck, choreography by Scott Ambler and sound by Ian Dickinson.  Cast to be announced.

THIS HOUSE UK TOUR

22 February – 10 March 2018
West Yorkshire Playhouse
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12 – 17 March 2018
Cambridge Arts Theatre
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19 – 24 March 2018
Theatre Royal Bath
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27 – 31 March 2018
Edinburgh Festival Theatre
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10 – 14 April 2018
Nottingham Theatre Royal
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16 – 21 April 2018
Birmingham Repertory Theatre
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24 – 28 April 2018
The Lowry Salford
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1 – 5 May 2018
Theatre Royal Plymouth
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7 – 12 May 2018
Norwich Theatre Royal
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14 – 19 May 2018
Malvern Theatres
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21 – 26 May 2018
Yvonne Arnaud Theatre Guildford
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29 May – 2 June 2018
Lyceum Theatre Sheffield
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