Political drama This House transfers to West End
James Graham’s play This House is to transfer to the West End in November.
The political drama, which first premiered in 2012 at the National Theatre, is already due to be staged again at Chichester Festival Theatre from September to October.
Following that run, it has been announced the play will transfer to the Garrick Theatre, running from November 19 to February 27, 2017. A press night will be held on November 30.
Graham said the play was a “surprising and completely remarkable experience” when it was first produced three years ago.
He continued: “The idea that it’s going to find new audiences again is really brilliant and I’m so grateful. We’re no longer in a hung parliament – like the 1970s equivalent depicted in the play – but in some ways I think it’s become more relevant as more of us are deeply questioning the effectiveness and viability of our current political systems, here and around the world.”
Jeremy Herrin will return to direct the play, which has design by Rae Smith, lighting by Paule Constable and sound by Ian Dickinson. In addition, choreography will be by Scott Ambler.
Alongside original producers Headlong and the National Theatre, the West End transfer will be co-produced by Nimax Theatres chief executive Nica Burns, Caro Newling for Neal Street Productions and Chichester Festival Theatre in association with Jonathan Church Productions and Gavin Kalin.
Casting has not yet been confirmed for the play, which has previously starred Charles Edwards and Philip Glenister.