Rehearsals began this week forJames Graham’scritically acclaimed and prescient political drama examining the 1974 hung parliamentThis House. Designed by Rae Smith (The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe, Barber Shop Chronicles, West Yorkshire Playhouse), This Houseopens at West Yorkshire Playhouse on 23 February.

Taking on a new importance in the current political climate This House rolls back to 1974, with the corridors of Westminster ringing with the sound of infighting and back biting 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, there are fist fights in the parliamentary bars, high-stakes tricks and games are played, and sick MPs are carried through the lobby to register their crucial votes as the government hangs by a thread. 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 therules, to shepherd and coerce a diverse chorus of MPs within the Mother of all Parliaments.

This House is in West Yorkshire Playhouse from 23 February – 10 March. To book call 0113 213 7700


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