Main House National Theatre and West End hit

This House

The Guardian, Daily Telegraph, Times, Evening Standard
Rated 5 stars
  • 19 - 24 March

Event Information

Monday - Wednesday 7.30pm
Thursday - Saturday 8pm
Matinees Wednesday & Saturday 2.30pm

Running Time: Approx. 2h55m incl. interval
Lunch & Listen - Wednesday matinee
Post Show Discussion - Thursday evening.

★★★★”A fascinating insight” Bristol Post

“Outstandingly good, this is just the antidote to winter and some politically dire current times. Highly recommended” Western Daily Press

“Witty and engrossing… a joy to watch” Wiltshire Times

“This articulate, perceptive and highly entertaining production could be viewed as a timely portent” The Bath Magazine

One of the National Theatre’s biggest hits of recent years, set in the engine rooms of Westminster during the 1974 minority government.

It’s 1974. Edward Heath has been ousted and the Labour Party under Harold Wilson has formed a minority government. 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.

This House strips politics down to the practical realities of those behind the scenes; the whips who roll up their sleeves and on occasion bend the rules to shepherd and coerce a diverse chorus of MPs within the Mother of all Parliaments.

With a live onstage band playing music from the era, by David Bowie, The Sex Pistols and more.

Full Cast & Creative details

Mon – Fri evenings and Sat matinee: £24 / £29.50 / £31.50 / £34.50 / £36.50

Sat evening: £26.50 / £30.50 / £32.50 / £35.50 / £38.50

Wed matinee: £22.50 / £28 / £30 / £34 / £35

Special on stage seating: 20 places at each performance: £25 each

FAQs regarding THIS HOUSE onstage seating

*Please note, there is heavy smoking onstage throughout the performance* 

A booking fee of £1.25 per ticket applies

Monday – Wednesday 7.30pm
Thursday – Saturday 8pm
Matinees Wednesday & Saturday 2.30pm

Lunch & Listen – Wednesday matinee
Post Show Discussion – Thursday evening.

Jonathan Church Productions and Headlong present the National Theatre and Chichester Festival Theatre production of THIS HOUSE

Written by James Graham

Directed by Jeremy Herrin

Full Cast & Creative details

Cast includes Martin Marquez, James Gaddas, Matthew Pidgeon, Tony Turner, David Hounslow, Natalie Grady, William Chubb, Giles Cooper, Geoffrey Lumb, Ian Barritt, Harry Kershaw, Stephen Critchlow, Miles Richardson, Orlando Wells, Louise Ludgate, Nicholas Lumley, Ian Houghton and Marcus Hutton

Box Office is open from 10am – 8pm Monday – Saturday.

Doors open 30 minutes prior to the performance, unless otherwise stated.

All tickets for Main House productions include a £2 building levy.

There is a lift for wheelchair users from the Theatre foyer to the Stalls and Royal Circle levels. The Dress Circle and Grand Circle are stair access only.

Full booking terms & conditions can be found here