This House

Just been to The Penthouse Theatre to see National Theatre: This House. It’s filmed version of the play, and if you are into politics, I’d call it a must see.

It is based in the House of Commons from 1974 to 1979 and shows the machinations of both Government and Opposition Whips during that five year period of minority government or very unstable majority Government.

Almost all the events shown are based on real life incidents such as the MP who faked his own death and the Liberal Party leader charged with murdering his gay lover.

The play ends with the 1979 vote of no confidence in the Callaghan government which the Opposition won by 311 to 310.

It is on Monday night at 7 pm and Wednesday morning at 10 am. A three hour show, with an interval. Superbly done and a must see for politicos.