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This House

Is a political revolution coming? Will the Labour party collapse? Can the kingdom stay united?

A National Theatre & Chichester Festival Theatre production, This House is a political satire and, although set in 1974, it is now more relevant than ever.

Set in the engine rooms of the House of Commons, it dives deep into the secret world of the Whips who roll up their sleeves and go to often farcical lengths to influence an unruly chorus of MPs, while Westminster is about to go to war with itself. 

Fist-fight breakouts in the parliamentary bars, sick or dying MPs carried through the lobby to register their crucial votes and other chaotic situations develop as the government tries to hang on by a thread.

Premiered to universal acclaim at the National Theatre in 2012, This House was written by James Graham (The Vote, Privacy) and directed by Headlong Artistic Director Jeremy Herrin (People, Places and Things, Wolf Hall).

It gives us a timely, moving and often amusing insight into the workings of British politics. Starring Phil Daniels (Bob Mellish), Kevin Doyle (Michael Cocks) and David Hounslow (Joe Harper). 

Suitable For Children

Age Recommendation: 14+ 

Good To Know

Please Note : If you select Post as delivery method the tickets will not be sent out until two weeks before the performance. 

Cancellation Policy

No exchanges are refunds after booking.


The cast for This House includes: Phil Daniels (Bob Mellish), Kevin Doyle (Michael Cocks) and David Hounslow (Joe Harper).


2 Charing Cross Road, London,


2 hours 55 mins incl. interval

When Can I Go

19 November 2016 – 25 February 2017

Where Do I Go

Garrick Theatre, 2 Charing Cross Road, WC2H 0HH

By Tube- Leicester Square or Charing Cross

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Garrick Theatre

2 Charing Cross Road, London,

Latest customer reviews

  • 21 February 2017

    It was the writing that made a different. I had two VERY RUDE theatergoers sitting in front of me and made it VERY difficult to following what was going on stage. I leaned back and listened and I understood the plot! Not even the dialects were facts they enhanced the political turmoil. This play although 40 years old is relevant for what is going on now in Europe and America. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE bring this play to NYC!!!!!

    A. Braithwaite Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • 21 February 2017

    The play gave me a real flavour of the Whips' offices. It was fast, furious and pacy and the acting was tremendous. It gave an evocative feeling of the period and gave me more insight into what goes on behind the scenes in the Commons.

    LS Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • This House

    21 February 2017

    A fabulous production and performances. Clear, gritty, witty and sad cameo of the way parliament works. Really captured the febrile mood of an era that was to become the precursor of our current confusion. (Such a shame that the production has to compete with the rumble of the Underground). Alan Simpson, recovering politician.

    Alan Simpson Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • Best play I've seen in years!

    21 February 2017

    I absolutely loved the humor, wit and seat-of-your pants pure drama this play unraveled over the course of an evening. It exposed the eccentricities and frailties of our government in a way I've never seen in any news article and it will leave me thinking for a long time. A true testament to British writing and theatre.

    Sabrina Scollan Confirmed ticket purchaser

Latest critic reviews

  • 2 December 2016

    ‘The most intelligent, entertaining and informative political drama of this decade’

    The Telegraph

  • 2 December 2016

    ‘riveting and highly relevant’

    The Times

  • 1 December 2016

    "...a thrilling play that both relives history and transcends it."

    The Guardian

  • 1 December 2016

    "This House is a remarkable achievement for all concerned."

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