NT Live: This House

USA | 180 Minutes

June 15 - 24, 2013

James Graham's biting and energetic new play strips politics down to the practical realities to peek behind the scenes of the Mother of all Parliaments.

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.

James Graham's critically-acclaimed new play shows those who roll up their sleeves, and on occasion bend the rules, to manoeuvre a diverse and conflicting chorus during a time when a staggering number of politicians die, and age-old traditions and allegiances are thrown aside in the struggle for power.

"A funny and moving political epic. Another hit is born." - The Times

"Aided by a pedal-to-the-floor pace, Graham kicks off with the kind of action-packed exposition for which The West Wing was celebrated." - Variety


Special presentation
$20 | $15 Members | $19 Seniors & Youth
SIFF Passes, Vouchers, and other discounts are not valid

  • Country: USA
  • Running Time: 180 Minutes
  • Language: English