National Theatre Live: “This House”
Transmission from the National Theatre – London
In collaboration with the British Embassy & the British Council in Athens
With English subtitles
“This House”, a new play by James Graham
Directed by Jeremy Herrin
Designer: Rae Smith
Lighting Designer: Paule Constable
It’s 1974 and 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. Votes are won and lost by one, fist fights erupt in the bars, and ill MPs are hauled in to cast their votes.
It’s a time when a staggering number of politicians die, and age-old traditions and allegiances are thrown aside in the struggle for power.
James Graham’s biting, energetic and critically-acclaimed new 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.
“A funny and moving political epic. Another hit is born.” The Times
“James Graham’s superb new drama held everyone enthralled throughout… Funny, touching and cliff-hangingly suspenseful.” Daily Telegraph