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31 May 2012 @ 01:40 pm
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!
31 May 2012 @ 11:18 pm
Phil will be talking to Al Senter about his role in This House, plus about his career more generally, at the National Theatre on 23 October:


Tickets go on sale next month. There will also be an opportunity for members of the audience to ask questions.