Take your place in the House Of Commons at This House

Reporter: Rachel Jessop, first published Wed 19 Oct 2016 15:55

In keeping with the original design for the National Theatre, designer Rae Smith has reworked the Garrick Theatre to allow for on stage seating on ‘House Of Commons-style’ green benches.

Audiences can get closer to the action in director Jeremy Herrin’s production which captures the theatricality and mayhem of British politics.

This House author James Graham said “The way Jeremy Herrin and designer Rae Smith have managed to replicate the chaos and atmosphere of the Commons in This House is thrilling to me. And for some lucky audience members to get up and close to the action, right there on the green benches, is I hope an even more exciting way to experience this show.”

The production will take audiences back to 1974, when Westminster is about to go to war with itself. Set in the engine rooms of the House Of Commons, 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.

Phil Daniels, Kevin Doyle, David Hounslow, Ed Hughes, Lauren O’Neil, Nathaniel Parker, Steffan Rhodri, Malcolm Sinclair and Sarah Woodward lead the cast which also includes Robert Gilbert, Christopher Godwin, Peter Landi, Matthew Pigeon, Giles Taylor, Tony Turner and Orlando Wells.

This House will run at the Garrick from 19 November 2016. Book your tickets today.

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