This House (Modern Plays) by James Graham

By James Graham

This state does not want a structure, by no means has, by no means will. we now have background as our consultant. In tricky occasions, the British do what now we have continuously performed. We clutter through.

This House is a well timed and correct political comedy, exploring Westminster and the 1974 hung parliament.

In the run-up to the final Election strain mounts as squabbling whips try to allure key neighborhood votes. because it turns into transparent the consequences may be heavily balanced, the play tracks the formation, perils and outcomes of a coalition govt, together with the compromises, conflicts and tool video games all within the curiosity of gaining keep watch over of Parliament.

With well-paced, witty and waspish discussion, This House playfully explores the infantile digs and chauvinistic attitudes that riddle political lifestyles. Award-winning playwright James Graham combines comedy with remark during this portrayal of the stress among the considering person, the strain to toe the half line and the top target of successful government.

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