Sunday, March 3, 2024

Streaming Now: National Theatre presents “This House”

Since quarantine began, London’s National Theatre has been streaming some of their top productions for free on YouTube. Every week there is a new offer, and this week, couch-bound audiences are being served with a modern take on British Politics in the 1970’s.

Written by James Graham, This House captures the daily workings of Labour’s 1970s political struggles, while raising questions about the current parliamentary system.

The play earned a 5 star review from The Guardian’s Michael Billington when it played in 2016. The story revolves around the Labour and Tory whips, which immediately beings the early seasons of the highly corrupt Majority whip in House of Cards to mind. “There is grotesque comedy about the sight of the sick and dying, along with young mothers, being rushed in to vote so that the whips’ office turns into “an A&E-cum-daycare centre”. Time-honoured conventions about the “pairing” of absentee members are shattered when backstairs relations between the rival parties break down.”

This House is free to watch on youtube, and available until 7pm UK time on June 4, 2020.

Watch This House on YouTube for free

Previous articleThe Harlequin Salon
Next articleDigital Festival O

Discover

The Dip: How to Dress and Drink on a Flight

002 Welcome to The Dip - a weekly round-up of thoughts, music, ideas, fashion, cocktails, and the most interesting things I...

The Dip: Winter Travel in Italy

001 Welcome to The Dip - a weekly round-up of thoughts, music, ideas, fashion, cocktails, and the most interesting things I...

The Lavazza IncluCity Festival Announces its 2022 Official Lineup

ICFF and The Distillery District are proud to join forces and announce the 2022 Lavazza IncluCity Festival will take place for the first time at The Distillery Historic District,...

Music in the Barns Returns

Music in the Barns makes a triumphant return with their latest installation concert, animating three of the Artscape Wychwood Barns' spaces for...

Can virtual Film Festivals ever compare to the real thing?

Can virtual Film Festivals ever compare to the real thing? Thanks to TIFF and ICFF, we see that it's possible, but first,...