National Theatre Live: This House
May 31, 2013, 2pm
Jun 1, 2013, 1pm
Jun 2, 2013, 2pm
It’s 1974 and 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 this hung parliament, the ruling party holds on by a thread. Votes are won and lost by one, fist fights erupt in the bars, and ill MPs are hauled in to cast their votes.
It’s a time when a staggering number of politicians die, and age-old traditions and allegiances are thrown aside in the struggle for power.
James Graham’s biting, energetic and critically-acclaimed new 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.
4 stars! - Daily Mail, Evening Standard, Guardian, Independent, Sunday Express, Sunday Times, The Times
‘A funny and moving political epic. Another hit is born.’ The Times
'Aided by helmer Herrin's pedal-to-the-floor pace, Graham kicks off with the kind of action-packed exposition for which The West Wing was celebrated.' Variety
As a part of the National Theatre Live series, “This House” will be recorded live in London. Phoenix Art Museum is the exclusive Phoenix-area venue for this thrilling series of great plays.
Cost: $15 Museum Members, Arizona Theatre subscribers and students with ID; $18 general admission. Presented in High Definition and Dolby 5.1 Surround Sound. Runtime: approx 3hrs.
National Theatre Live at Phoenix Art Museum is generously sponsored by Sue and Bud Selig.