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). 


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


2 hours 55 mins incl. interval

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


Garrick Theatre

Garrick Theatre, 2 Charing Cross Rd, London WC2H 0HH

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Cancellation Policy

No exchanges are refunds after booking.

Suitable For Children

Age Recommendation: 14+ 

Where Do I Go

Garrick Theatre, 2 Charing Cross Road, WC2H 0HH

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Critic Reviews

4.8(4 reviews)
  • The Telegraph

    Dec 2, 2016

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

  • The Times

    Dec 2, 2016

    ‘riveting and highly relevant’

  • The Guardian

    Dec 1, 2016

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

  • What's On Stage

    Dec 1, 2016

    This House is a remarkable achievement for all concerned.


4.4(50 reviews)
  • Matt Coltman

    Feb 27, 2017

    Absolutely fantastic play for anyone who has even the slightest interest in how our country gets run. What I really enjoyed about this was the way both sides are given fair treatment - essentially decent people trying to make the best of an antiquated system of government. Tremendous entertainment.

  • Anonymous

    Feb 26, 2017

    Funny, lots of great one liners!

  • Max Hickman

    Feb 26, 2017

    Wonderful afternoon. Thank you

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