- James Graham
Showing as part of National Theatre Live
This event has SOLD OUT
It’s 1974 and 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. Votes are won and lost by one, fist fights erupt in the bars, and ill MPs are hauled in to cast their votes.
It’s a time when a staggering number of politicians die, and age-old traditions and allegiances are thrown aside in the struggle for power.
James Graham’s biting, energetic and critically-acclaimed new 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 Mother of all Parliaments.
A funny and moving political epic. Another hit is born in the Cottesloe.
Astute, funny and hugely enjoyable.
James Graham’s superb new drama held everyone enthralled throughout... Funny, touching and cliff-hanglingly suspenseful.
Jeremy Herrin’s production recaptures, with abundant theatricality, the mayhem of Westminster politics.
There is a thrilling tang of authenticity about the piece. This, you feel, must have been what it was really like.