Phil Daniels, Lauren O'Neil to Return to Chichester's THIS HOUSE; New Cast Members Announced
According to The Daily Mail's Baz Bamigboye, Phil Daniels will return to James Graham's THIS HOUSE, opening at the Garrick Theatre, following its upcoming run at Chichester's Minerva Theatre. Also joining the cast are Steffan Rhodri and Kevin Doyle. Bamigboye also announced that Lauren O'Neil will portray Ann Taylor again.
Having originally played two sell-out seasons at the National Theatre, and again directed by Headlong Artistic Director Jeremy Herrin, THIS HOUSE opens for previews on 19 November, with a press night on Wednesday 30 November 2016.
1974. The UK faces economic crisis and a hung parliament. In a culture hostile to cooperation, it's a period when votes are won or lost by one, when there are fist fights in the bars and when sick MPs are carried through the lobby to register their vote. It's a time when a staggering number of politicians die, and the building creaks under idiosyncrasies and arcane traditions.
Set in the engine rooms of Westminster, James Graham's 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.
THIS HOUSE is written by James Graham whose recent work for the Donmar Warehouse includes The Vote, which was also broadcast live on election night, and Privacy, which will open this summer at the Public Theater in New York; and Coalition for Channel 4. Direction is by Headlong Artistic Director Jeremy Herrin whose previous work includes South Downs, Uncle Vanya and Another Country at Chichester as well as People, Places and Things (Headlong/National Theatre and Wyndham's) and Wolf Hall/Bring Up the Bodies (RSC Stratford, Aldwych and Broadway).
Featuring designs by Rae Smith, lighting design by Paule Constable, sound design by Ian Dickinson and choreography by Scott Ambler.