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National Theatre at Home: This House

By James Graham

From 28 May to 4 June 2020
Running Time: 2 hours 40 minutes with a very short interval

5 star rating

Funny and cliff-hangingly suspenseful.

Daily Telegraph
5 star rating

A quirky approach to an extraordinary period of political history.

Daily Express
4 star rating

A moving political epic. Another hit is born.

The Times

National Theatre at Home: This House

Enjoying two sold-out National Theatre runs, a NT Live broadcast in 2013, plus a West End transfer and UK tour, This House is a timely, moving and funny insight into the workings of British politics by James Graham (Ink, ITV's Quiz).

It’s 1974, and Britain has a hung Parliament.  The corridors of Westminster ring with the sound of infighting and backstabbing as the political parties battle to change the future of the nation.

During this era of chaos, when a staggering number of politicians die and age-old traditions are thrown aside, MPs find they must roll up their sleeves, and bend the rules, to navigate a way through the Mother of all Parliaments.

Jeremy Herrin (People, Places and Things) directs this much-loved production, available to watch on the National Theatre’s YouTube channel from Thursday 28 May.

We’re all about experiencing theatre together.

At a time when many theatre fans around the world aren’t able to visit National Theatre Live venues or local theatres, we’re excited to bring you National Theatre at Home.

Our streaming performance of This House ran from 7pm on 28 May to 7pm on Thursday 4 June.

Some of the best British theatre was free to watch from the comfort of your living room, via YouTube, with each title available for one week.

Thank you to all the amazing artists who have allowed us to share This House in this way, during a time when many theatre fans aren’t able to visit their local theatre. 

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Photo by Johan Persson