Jeremy Herrin

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This House

Nominated: Olivier Best Director
Writer James Graham Starring
  • Vincent Franklin
  • Philip Glenister
  • Julian Wadham
    National Theatre
    The aftermath of a tight election, the UK in economic peril, it's 1974 and the House of Commons is a battle ground.

    Fist fights, political arguments and close votes, MP's are wheeled through the divisions on their deathbeds.

    In times of strife the whips are king and their work is never done.

    This House opened on 9th October 2012 at the Cottesloe Theatre to critical acclaim and transferred to the Olivier Theatre in February 2013.
    This House

    ***** Jeremy Herrin’s production ensures that this wordy and complex piece seethes with dramatic energy

    Charles Spencer
    The Telegraph

    a gripping two hours out of the seminal four and half years at the end of the 1970s that ushered in modern Britain Jeremy Austin
    The Stage

    Propelled by a superb cast, Jeremy Herrin’s production moves with surprising swiftness. Maxie Szalwinska
    The Sunday Times
    Full Review

    Director Jeremy Herrin injects plenty of pace Henry Hitchings
    Evening Standard

    Jeremy Herrin’s stunning production at the National Theatre raises the bar Simon Edge
    Daily Express

    a high-energy production that conveys a sense of frenzied limbo Sarah Hemming
    Financial Times
    Full Review

    Jeremy Herrin's production recaptures, with abundant theatricality, accompanying music and choreographed movement, the mayhem of Westminster politics Michael Billington
    The Guardian

    Jeremy Herrin’s lively production... another hit is born in the Cottesloe. It will last longer than the years it depicts

    Libby Purves
    The Times
    Full Review

    Directed by Jeremy Herrin with the kind of rat-a-tat, dialogue-slinging energy associated with Howard Hawks movies, “This House” turns out to be one of the most purely entertaining productions in London Ben Brantley
    New York Times

    A landslide success *****

    Fiona Mountford
    Evening Standard