Jonathan Church Productions and Headlong present: The National Theatre and Chichester Festival Theatre production of

This House

Written by James Graham, Directed by Jeremy Herrin

Archived

Tuesday 1-Saturday 5 May 2018 Download Calendar

The Lyric

Details

Following sell-out runs at the National Theatre and in the West End this extraordinarily prescient play takes on a new importance in the current political climate. Are we in the midst of a political revolution? Can the country stay united?

Roll back to 1974. The corridors of Westminster ring with the sound of infighting and backbiting as Britain’s political parties battle to change the future of the nation, whatever it takes. In this hung parliament, the ruling party holds on by a thread.

In an era of chaos, both hilarious and shocking, fist fights break out in the parliamentary bars, high-stake tricks and games are played, while sick or dying MPs are carried through the lobby to register their crucial votes as the government hangs by a thread.

James Graham’s biting, energetic and critically-acclaimed play strips politics down to the practical realities of those behind the scenes who roll up their sleeves, and on occasion bend the rules, to manoeuvre a diverse and conflicting chorus of MPs within the Mother of all Parliaments. Directed by Jeremy Herrin (People, Places and Things, Wolf Hall),This House gives us a timely, moving and often amusing insight into the workings of British politics.

With a live band on stage playing music from the era.

The show includes strong language and there will be heavy smoking on stage.
Running time: 2 hr 40 min approx.

Take your seat on stage!

Take your own seat in the House of Commons for a unique and close up perspective on proceedings.
On-stage tickets are available at Box Office or by calling 01752 267222.

★★★★★

Guardian, Daily Express, Evening Standard, Daily Telegraph, The Times

Ferociously witty

Daily Telegraph

A gripping and fluidily staged account of the sink-or-swim daily life of a minority government…a stroke of genius

The Times

A funny and moving political epic

The Times

…magnificently sharp and witty…a landslide success

Evening Standard

Pricing & Concessions

Tue – Thu Evening & Saturday Matinee Performances

Price band A: £30
Price band B: £26
Price band C: £22
Price band D: £18
Price band E: £12 (restricted view)

Fri & Sat Evening Performances

Price band A: £32
Price band B: £28
Price band C: £24
Price band D: £20
Price band E: £16 (restricted view)

Thu Matinee

Price band A: £26
Price band B: £22
Price band C: £19
Price band D: £17
Price band E: £10 (restricted view)

View our seating map here

Under 16s, Student, Unwaged, Young Company
£6 off A, B & C all performances

Over 60s, Disabled, People’s Company
£3.50 off A, B & C all performances

Corporate Members:
£6 off, A, B & C (Tue – Thu eve & Sat mat)

Friends:
£20 tickets A, B & C (first performance only)

Groups of 10+:
£2 off per ticket, A, B, C & D (all performances)

Groups of 20+:
£3 off per ticket, A, B, C & D (all performances plus) 1 complimentary organiser ticket, all performances

Groups of 40+:
£4 off per ticket, A, B, C & D (all performances plus) 1 complimentary organiser ticket, all performances

School groups of 10+:
£10 tickets, A, B, C & D (Tue – Thu all performances)

On-stage Seating

Take your own seat in the House of Commons for a unique and close up perspective on proceedings.
On-stage tickets are available for just £20 via the Box Office or by calling 01752 267222.

Patrons on stage will not be involved with the action of the play.