This House

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

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.
  • Dates Running: 24/04/2018 - 28/04/2018
  • Venue: The Lyric Theatre

This performance is:

  • Drama
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 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, including: 

'5 years’ and ‘Rock ’n’ Roll Suicide’ - David Bowie 
‘Pretty Vacant’ by The Sex Pistols 
‘I Vow To Thee My Country’ 
‘Red Flag’


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Additional Information

No run times available at present.

Groups Discount 
£3.50 OFF, 1 in 10 FREE (Tue-Thu)
Call the groups line on 0843 208 6003 for more information. 
Open Mon to Fri, 9.30am-5.30pm. 

Access performances

Captioned performance: Sat 28 April, 2pm. This performance will be captioned by Michelle Jackson.

To book accessible tickets please call 0161 876 2183 or set up an online booking account by emailing access@thelowry.com




'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 ***** 
'Thrilling' The Guardian

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