Nottingham - Matinee performance of James Graham’s This House
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Alumni and guests are invited to join the Cambridge Society in Nottinghamshire for Matinee Performance of James Graham’s This House. For the society's second event of 2018 they have booked excellent 30 stalls seats at the Theatre Royal.
Premiered to universal acclaim at the National Theatre in 2012, This House gives a timely, moving and often amusing insight into the workings of British politics.
Here’s the publicity material:
It’s 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 as the government hangs by a thread.
James Graham’s biting, energetic and critically-acclaimed 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 Palace of Westminster. Directed by Jeremy Herrin (People, Places and Things, Wolf Hall), This House gives us a timely, moving and often amusing insight into the workings of British politics.
Please note that because I need to confirm and pay for our booking with the Theatre Royal two months before the performance, there is an earlier closing date than usual for this event.
Please also note that for this event bookings are non-refundable after the closing date. If after booking you find that you are unable to attend, I will make every effort to find another buyer for your ticket(s) and refund your money, but I cannot guarantee to do so.
To book for this event, please complete and return the form with your cheque (made payable to ‘The Cambridge Society in Nottinghamshire’) by Saturday 10 February.
There are many car parks nearby, and the theatre is easily accessible by bus and tram. For further details, including a map and directions, click here.