Garrick Theatre

2 Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0HH GB

This House

This House Tickets

4.7/5
based on 22 reviews

Garrick Theatre

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Booking from: Saturday, 19 November 2016

Booking until: Saturday, 25 February 2017

Running time: 2 hours 55 minutes

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Age restrictions

Suitable for ages 14+


Booking from:
Saturday, 19 November 2016

Booking until:
Saturday, 25 February 2017

Running time:
2 hours 55 minutes

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

It's 1974. And Westminster is about to go to war with itself. Set in the engine rooms of the House of Commons, James Graham's This House 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 within the Mother of all Parliaments.

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. 

Premiered to universal acclaim at the National Theatre in 2012, This House written by James Graham (The Vote, Privacy) and directed by Headlong Artistic Director Jeremy Herrin (People, Places and Things, Wolf Hall), gives us a timely, moving and often amusing insight into the workings of British politics.

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Press Reviews

A treat and a triumph, this is a superlative night out in the West End. Evening Standard

A thrilling play that both relives history and transcends it. The Guardian

riveting and highly relevant, a stroke of genius. The Times

The most intelligent, entertaining and informative political drama of this decade Daily Telegraph

This House is a remarkable achievement for all concerned. What's On Stage

Order, order your tickets now. Time Out

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64%
Couples:
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Theatregoers:
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based on 22 reviews

Fantastic

London Box Office customer

Entertaining and very topical

Very interesting particularly for those of us old enough to remember the politics of the 1970s! A good laugh and also moving. Would definitely recommend!


London Box Office customer

Political, enlightening and very entertaining!

Brilliant! Of especial interest to anyone who was around in the UK in the seventies or who is interested in how Parliament works!! Witty and entertaining. Superb acting. A good command of the English language is helpful.


London Box Office customer

excellent show

London Box Office customer

Worth watching

At a time when disillusionment with politics and politicians is rife, this marvellous piece of theatre says exactly why it is important, now more than ever before, for the general public to engage with politics. Because when they don't, rogues take over the political system in their name. Well crafted, with strong performances, and a memorable ending.


London Box Office customer

Took me back in time!

The three day working week, Heath v Wilson. Jeremy Steele and the Lib/Lab pact. This is a fast paced and unusual look at the behind the scenes activity of a hung Parliament. the five years when layout held onto a tiny majority through the hard work of the whips. Staye away if politics is boring for you, but anyone with an interest in the stresses of governing, or fans of west Wing will be riveted by this excellently written, funny, sad, and nostalgic look back at the UK of the Seventies.


London Box Office customer

Great show ruined by awful seats

Our seats in the Grand Circle were not sold as restricted view, but were marked restricted view by the theatre. I am requesting a full refund. These were the worst seats I have ever had. We could see only a small proportion of the stage and missed most of the action. The website is totally misleading, giving a completely false impression of the layout of the Grand Circle. Do not trust it. A ruined evening.


London Box Office customer

Excellent Show

Well worth a visit.


London Box Office customer

A masterpiece !

London Box Office customer

Thought provoking

A fantastic insight into our piticsk system and it's very querky traditions.


London Box Office customer

Very enjoyable show

A very good show if you are a historian or can remember the context of the play and have some knowledge of the workings of parliament. The acting was very slick and I particularly liked the use of members of the audience as observers on stage. It was a nice touch that they were served drinks from the on-stage bar at the interval. There are so many musicals on in the West End at present that it is good to go to a play, and a very good one.


London Box Office customer

Brilliant Satire !!!

This play is a must-see. Fast paced with an excellent script and first class acting combine to make this an unforgettable production. Beg, steal or borrow a ticket !


London Box Office customer

average

London Box Office customer

Brilliant!

London Box Office customer

The 70s seems a world away

Interesting recapitulation of British politics in the years preceding the advent of Thatcher. With many tourists in the house, I feared some would see this caricature of class war as still relevant... I hope it isn't! Older members of the audience could be heard identifying the figures - St John Stevas, Heseltine, Joe Ashton, Reg Prentice - and episodes depicted, but not important if you don't know them, still a good (and sobering) reminder of how brutal politics (and daily life) was in the early 70s.


London Box Office customer

interesting, amusing, recognisable

London Box Office customer

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Theatre Address

Garrick Theatre
2 Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0HH GB

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Facilities

  • Air conditioned
  • Bar
  • Disabled toilets
  • Infrared hearing loop
  • Member of Q-Park scheme
  • Toilets
  • Wheelchair/scooter access

Theatre Info

  • Capacity: 650
  • Year built: 1889

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