Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with the UK Tour of THIS HOUSE

Rehearsals have begun for the first UK tour of This House, which opens at West Yorkshire Playhouse on 23 February (national press night 28 February).

The cast - who play a colourful host of MPs and Whips - is Ian Barritt (Batley & Morley/Woolwich West/Belfast North/Western Isles & Ensemble), William Chubb (Humphrey Atkins), Giles Cooper (Fred Silvester), Stephen Critchlow (Bromsgrove/Abingdon/Liverpool Edge Hill/Paisley/Fermanagh & Ensemble), James Gaddas (Walter Harrison), Natalie Grady (Ann Taylor), Ian Houghton (Armagh, Ambulance Man, Ensemble), David Hounslow (Joe Harper), Marcus Hutton (Ensemble), Harry Kershaw (Paddington South/Chelmsford/South Ayrshire/Henley/Marioneth /Coventry North West/Rushcliffe/Perry Barr & Ensemble), Louise Ludgate (Rochester & Chatham/Welwyn & Hatfield/Coventry South West/Ilford North/Lady Batley & Ensemble), Geoffrey Lumb (Clockmaker/Peebles/Redditch/Stirlingshire West/Clerk & Ensemble), Nicholas Lumley (Oxshott/Belfast West/St Helens & Ensemble), Martin Marquez (Bob Mellish), Matthew Pidgeon (Jack Weatherill),Miles Richardson (Speaker Act I/Mansfield/Sergeant at Arms Act II/West Lothian & Ensemble), Tony Turner (Michael Cocks), Orlando Wells(Walsall North/Plymouth Sutton/Serjeant at Arms Act I/Speaker Act II/Caernarfon/Clerk & Ensemble) and Charlotte Worthing (Ensemble). Ian Houghton, David Hounslow, Matthew Pidgeon, Tony Turner and Orlando Wells return to This House having previously appeared in the West End production.

James Graham's critically acclaimed and prescient political drama takes on a new importance in the current political climate. Are we in the midst of a political revolution? Can the country stay united? Roll back to 1974... The corridors of Westminster ring with the sound of infighting and back biting as Britain's political parties' battle to change the future of the nation, whatever it takes.

In an era of chaos, both hilarious and shocking, when votes are won or lost by one, there are fist fights in the parliamentary bars, high-stakes tricks and games are played, and sick MPs are carried through the lobby to register their crucial votes as the government hangs by a thread. This Housestrips 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.

Directed by Jeremy Herrin with Jonathan O'Boyle, the production is designed by Rae Smith with lighting design by Paule Constable and Ben Pickersgill on tour, music by Stephen Warbeck, choreography by Scott Ambler and sound by Ian Dickinson.

This House is produced on tour by Jonathan Church Productions and Headlong.

Tour details at: https://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/shows/this-house-on-tour

Photo Credit: Johan Persson

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Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with the UK Tour of THIS HOUSE
Charlotte Worthing

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with the UK Tour of THIS HOUSE
David Hounslow and Jonathan O'Boyle

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with the UK Tour of THIS HOUSE
David Hounslow and Tony Turner

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with the UK Tour of THIS HOUSE
David Hounslow

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with the UK Tour of THIS HOUSE
Ian Houghton and Geoffrey Lumb

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with the UK Tour of THIS HOUSE
James Gaddas and the company of This House

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with the UK Tour of THIS HOUSE
James Gaddas

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with the UK Tour of THIS HOUSE
James Graham

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with the UK Tour of THIS HOUSE
Jeremy Herrin

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with the UK Tour of THIS HOUSE
Louise Ludgate

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with the UK Tour of THIS HOUSE
Martin Marquez and Jonathan O'Boyle

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with the UK Tour of THIS HOUSE
Martin Marquez

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with the UK Tour of THIS HOUSE
Matthew Pidgeon and James Gaddas

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with the UK Tour of THIS HOUSE
Miles Richardson

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with the UK Tour of THIS HOUSE
Natalie Grady and Louise Ludgate

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with the UK Tour of THIS HOUSE
Natalie Grady

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with the UK Tour of THIS HOUSE
Natalie Grady, Miles Richardson and Giles Cooper

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with the UK Tour of THIS HOUSE
Nicholas Lumley and Marcus Hutton

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with the UK Tour of THIS HOUSE
Stephen Critchlow

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with the UK Tour of THIS HOUSE
The company of This House

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with the UK Tour of THIS HOUSE
The company of This House

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with the UK Tour of THIS HOUSE
The company of This House

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with the UK Tour of THIS HOUSE
The company of This House

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with the UK Tour of THIS HOUSE
The company of This House




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