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This House

  • Venue: Quarry Theatre
  • Duration: 2 hours and 55 minutes (including a 20 minute interval)
  • Other: On stage smoking during the play. Post Show Discussion Friday 2 March
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Take a seat on the frontbench and heckle your way through history.

Fist fights break out in the parliamentary bars and high-stake tricks and games are played, as the government hangs by a thread in the hilarious This House.

Following a sell-out run at the National Theatre, the Playhouse is transformed into the House of Commons in James Graham’s witty and explosive play. This House explores a turbulent moment from political history through a present day lens.

A trip through the past, or a glimpse into the future, has anything really changed?

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West Yorkshire Playhouse presents, a National Theatre and Chichester Festival Theatre production. Produced in the West End by Nica Burns, Neal Street Productions and Headlong.

Cast & Credits

Director Jeremy Herrin / West Yorkshire Playhouse presents, a National Theatre and Chichester Festival Theatre production / Writer James Graham / Director Jonathan O'Boyle / Designer Rae Smith / Lighting Designer Paule Constable / Tour Lighting Designer Ben Pickersgill / Music by Stephen Warbeck / Choreographer Scott Ambler / Sound Designer Ian Dickinson / Casting Director Sam Stevenson / Casting Director Juliet Horsley /

Produced in the West End by Nica Burns, Neal Street Productions and Headlong

  • Ian Barritt
    as Batley & Morley/Woolwich West /Belfast North/Western Isles & Ensemble
  • William Chubb
    as Humphrey Atkins
  • Giles Cooper
    as Fred Silvester
  • Stephen Critchlow
    as Bromsgrove/Abingdon/Liverpool Edge Hill /Paisley/Fermanagh & Ensemble
  • James Gaddes
    as Walter Harrison
  • Natalie Grady
    as Ann Taylor
  • Ian Houghton
    as Armagh, Ambulance Man, Ensemble & Understudy as required
  • David Hounslow
    as Joe Harper
  • Harry Kershaw
    as Paddington South/Chelmsford/South Ayrshire /Henley/Merioneth/Coventry North West /Rushcliffe/Perry Barr & Ensemble
  • Louise Ludgate
    as Rochester & Chatham/Welwyn & Hatfield/ Coventry South West/Ilford North/Lady Batley & Ensemble
  • Geoffrey Lumb
    as Clockmaker/Peebles/Redditch/Stirlingshire West/Clerk & Ensemble
  • Nicholas Lumley
    as Oxshott/Belfast West/St Helens & Ensemble
  • Martin Marquez
    as Bob Mellish
  • Matthew Pidgeon
    as Jack Weatherill
  • Miles Richardson
    as Speaker Act I/Mansfield/Serjeant at Arms Act II /West Lothian & Ensemble
  • Tony Turner
    as Michael Cocks
  • Orlando Wells
    as Walsall North/Plymouth Sutton /Serjeant at Arms Act I /Speaker Act II/Caernarfon/ Clerk & Ensemble
  • Marcus Hutton
    as Ensemble
  • Charlotte Worthing
    as Ensemble/Understudy


Book Tickets

Captioned Performance

Open captioning allows theatre goers with varying degrees of hearing to view the full text as it is spoken or sung, including sound effects and off stage noises. These appear on a scrolling screen, positioned on or at the side of the stage.

British Sign Language Interpreted

A signed performance is the usual full production using either the creative use of sign integrated into the performance or a British Sign Language Interpreter on stage interpreting the show for D/deaf attendees.

Audio Described

Audio Described performances are designed to improve the experience of visually impaired and blind attendees. As well as listening to the dialogue on stage the customer can wear a headset and listen to a live description of the action on stage.

Relaxed Performance

A relaxed performance is a specially selected show from our programme, with slight adaptations to make it suitable for an audience of young people or adults with learning disabilities. This may include extra lighting, additional wheelchair spaces and the freedom to move to alternative seating if required.

Dementia-Friendly Performance

Dementia friendly performances are for all audiences. The theatre experience is enhanced for people living with dementia and their supporters, with adaptations to front of house service, the show and pre-show information packs. Additional dementia-aware staff, quiet spaces, clear signage and visual markers, sound and lighting adjustments and flexible seating options all help to create a supportive, shared experience.

Sing Along

Singalong with the cast in this exclusive performance. Join in as loud as you like, fancy dress is optional but highly recommended.

Post Show Discussion

Parent & Baby Performance

A Parent and Baby performance enables parents to attend the theatre with their baby (under 12 months). We make small adaptations to the lighting and sound effects, including keeping the auditorium lights slightly raised. The seating is unallocated and there is a relaxed attitude to noise.

Socially Distanced

A guaranteed socially distanced performance provides seating with additional space between bubbles to allow appropriate social distancing.

Booking Fees:

*A transaction fee of £2.50 will be applied to all phone and internet bookings.


  • Captioned - Captioned
  • Signed - Signed
  • Audio Description - Audio Description
  • Relaxed Performance - Relaxed Performance
  • Dementia Friendly Performance - Dementia Friendly Performance
  • Post Show Discussion - Post Show Discussion
  • Sing Along - Sing Along
  • Socially Distanced - Socially Distanced
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