Following sell-out runs at London’s National Theatre and the West End, James Graham’s acclaimed political comedy This House comes to the Cambridge Arts Theatre this month.
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 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 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.
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, This House gives us a timely, moving and amusing insight into the workings of British politics.
The play runs from March 13-17 and performances are at 7,45pm from Tuesday – Saturday, with matinee shows on Saturday at 2.30pm. Tickets are priced from £19-£39 and available from the box office on: 01223 503333 or online: www.cambridgeartstheatre.com.