As rehearsals begin for the first UK tour of James Graham’s play, casting for the production has been confirmed.
Opening at the West Yorkshire Playhouse on the 23rd February, the first UK tour of Jeremy Herrin’s production is set to star: Ian Barritt, William Chubb, Giles Cooper, Stephen Critchlow, James Gaddas, Natalie Grady, Ian Houghton, David Hounslow, Marcus Hutton, Harry Kershaw, Louise Ludgate, Geoffrey Lumb, Nicholas Lumley, Martin Marquez, Matthew Pidgeon, Miles Richardson, Tony Turner, Orlando Wells and Charlotte Worthing. Ian Houghton, David Hounslow, Matthew Pidgeon, Tony Turner and Orlando Wells return to This House having previously appeared in the West End production.
Roll back to 1974. 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.
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.
The acclaimed play examines politics while stripping it back to the practical realities of those behind the scenes who roll up their sleeves, and on occasion bend the rules.
This House includes designs by Rae Smith with lighting design by Paule Constable and Ben Pickersgill on tour, music by Stephen Warbeck, choreography by Scott Ambler and sound by Ian Dickinson. It is produced on tour by Jonathan Church Productions and Headlong.
For more information about the tour visit: https://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/shows/this-house-on-tour.