By Harry Mottram: those (like me) of a certain age will recall the politics of 1974 with the fall of the Heath Government as Labour’s Harold Wilson returned as PM. But with a hung parliament votes in This House came down to nerve wracking closeness with the Whips in charge forcing reluctant MPs to vote. Even if that meant wheeling in someone on their last legs or direct from the maternity ward.

In a world where every vote counts, James Graham’s explosive and biting comedy come political thriller This House – which premiered at the National Theatre in 2012 – introduces us to the farcical and fanatical world of 1970s Westminster. Just how far will these parties go for political survival?

Bristol Old Vic Theatre School stage the drama at the Tobacco Factory – complete with a chance to refresh the palette of browns with those groovy 1970s power suits.

Fri 10 Mar 2023 – Sat 18 Mar 2023. At Tobacco Factory Theatre Bedminster, Bristol

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