National Theatre Live: This House
Thu., May 16, 7 p.m. and Sat., June 1, 10 a.m. 2013
$21 - $23
1974. The UK faces economic crisis and a hung parliament. In a culture hostile to cooperation, it's a period when votes are won or lost by one, when there are fist-fights in the bars and when sick MPs are carried in to register their vote. Set in the political engine rooms of Westminster, James Graham's biting, energetic new play This House 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.