This House

National Theatre Cottesloe, South Bank, London
This House

Philip Glenister makes his National Theatre debut in This House, James Graham’s new play that strips politics down to the practical realities of those behind the scenes.

Set in the engine rooms of Westminster in 1974, This House tells of an era of economic crisis when votes are won or lost by one, when there are fist fights in the bars and when sick MPs are carried through the lobby to register their vote.

Star of the TV series Mad Dogs and Ashes To Ashes, Glenister is joined in the production by Phil Daniels, whose National Theatre appearances include Carousel, Dealer’s Choice and The Winter’s Tale, and Julian Wadham, who as well as starring alongside Daniels in The Winter’s Tale, has appeared in Much Ado About Nothing, Tartuffe and The Madness Of George III.

This House is directed by Jeremy Herrin whose recent credits include Absent Friends, South Downs and Death And The Maiden, all at the Harold Pinter theatre, and Children’s Children at the Almeida theatre.

Cast & CreativesEXPAND

cast: Philip Glenister, Phil Daniels, Julian Wadham

author: James Graham

director: Jeremy Herrin

music by: Stephen Warbeck

producer: National Theatre

designer: Rae Smith

choreographer: Scott Ambler

lighting designer: Paule Constable

sound: Ian Dickinson

About the show
  • Age Suitability: All
  • Genre: Play
  • Duration: 3h
  • Opening Night:
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Venue InformationHIDE

National Theatre Cottesloe
South Bank, London, United Kingdom, SE1 9PX

  • Nearest tube: Waterloo (approx. 250m), Southwark
  • Nearest bus: 76, 77, 211, 507, D1, D11, P11 (York Road)149, P11 (Stamford Street)1, 4, 26, 68, X68, 76, 168, 171, 171A, 176, 188, 501, 505, 521 (Waterloo Bridge)
  • Nearest train: Waterloo (approx. 250m)
  • Parking:

    5 spaces reserved for orange badge holders at riverside end of Cottesloe Ave. 4 extra bays opposite Cottesloe theatre for evening performances. Car Park beneath theatre. Spaces reserved for disabled customers near lifts. Free parking voucher available from box office for orange badge holders (present ticket at information desk). Automatic doors and ramps from the Car Park to the lobby and lift.

  • Air Conditioned: Yes

Venue Access InformationEXPAND

  • How to book: Tel 020 7452 3000 Information Desk 020 7452 3400
  • Discounts: Discounts available for all disabled people.
  • Limited mobility: The back of level 1 is the most accessible area.
  • Access description: Separate ramped entrance with handrails on Cottesloe Avenue, on the Eastern side of the building. Box Office straight ahead. No steps to Level 1, 22 steps up (with handrails) to level 2. The seating changes with each production - check with the box office. Wheelchair loan available - contact the theatre manager’s office.
  • Hearing impaired: Infra-red system with headsets or neck loops. Collect headsets/loops from box offices. Induction loops at service counters.
  • Guide dogs policy: Guide dogs are not currently allowed in the auditorium, however staff are happy to dog sit. Dogs will be looked after in the cloakroom. Groups should contact the theatre manager’s office on 020 7452 3281.
  • Wheelchairs: 2 spaces for wheelchair users at level 1, usually in row P. Transfer seating is available to aisle seats.
  • Toilets: Women’s and men’s at level 2.
  • Disabled toilets: Adapted WC to the right of the main entrance.
  • Bars: 1 licensed bars. Access information: Foyer bar with moveable seats.