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31 May 2012 @ 01:40 pm
Phil returns to the London stage!  
Phil Glenister will be appearing in a new play at the National Theatre this autumn. He will appear in This House at the Cottesloe from 18 September until 1 December. Co-stars include Phil Daniels and Julian Wadham.

The play is by new writer James Graham and directed by Jeremy Herrin. Tickets go on sale next month.

Here is the blurb from the NT website:

"Let those on the continent cooperate and hug and kiss each other on the ruddy cheek. Here in Britain, one party governs and we get things done.

1974. The UK faces economic crisis and a hung parliament. In a culture hostile to cooperation, it’s a period when votes are won or lost by one, when there are fist fights in the bars and when sick MPs are carried through the lobby to register their vote.

It’s a time when a staggering number of politicians die, and the building creaks under idiosyncrasies and arcane traditions.

A minority government? No one with any sense or gumption gives you more than a matter of weeks.

You’re gonna fall, and fast, and hard. So start finding things to land on. Now.

Set in the engine rooms of Westminster, James Graham’s This House strips politics down to the practical realities of those behind the scenes: the whips who roll up their sleeves and on occasion bend the rules to shepherd and coerce a diverse chorus of MPs within the Mother of all Parliaments.

This country is being kept alive on aspirin when what it needs is electric bloody shock therapy."

I am very very VERY excited about this!
 
 
 
christinah3000christinah3000 on May 31st, 2012 08:00 pm (UTC)
when do you think one can buy tickets for it?
wibblewibble1 on May 31st, 2012 09:17 pm (UTC)
TICKETS ON SALE FROM 22 JUNE
Thanks to Tracy on TRA for confirming that tickets will go on sale from 22 June.
wibblewibble1 on May 31st, 2012 09:59 pm (UTC)
BBC News story
BBC News article on Phil's new role:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-18284189
canuckicanucki on June 1st, 2012 11:39 pm (UTC)
wonderful news ! Thanks Wibble1

write ups thus far make this look like a promising play.

off to check out flights, perhaps some good deals as Olympics and Queen's Anniversary will be over.