THERE’S nothing dull about critically acclaimed comedy drama This House.

Some may not be stirred by politics, or even excited by the prospects of a good debate, but this energetic production looks to be fun.

Following sell-out runs at the National Theatre and in the West End, This House, James Graham’s sharp comedy - a fictionalised account of a turbulent time in British Politics - opens at West Yorkshire Playhouse later this month. It is understood to be the first time the play has been performed outside London.

Set in 1974, with the title taken from the name given to the House of Commons by MPs, the play “strips politics down to those who roll up their sleeves, and on occasion bend the rules, to manoeuvre a conflicting chorus of MPs”.

It’s a hung parliament and the corridors of Westminster ring with the sound of infighting as Britain’s political parties battle for the future of the nation. With a witty script and sharp choreography, the comedy focuses on the back-biting, fall-outs and in-fighting within the corridors of Westminster, the seat of Britain’s political power, where tricks and games are being played.

West Yorkshire Playhouse Artistic Director James Brining said: “I saw the original production at the National Theatre in 2012 and I’m thrilled audiences in Leeds will have the opportunity to experience it in the Quarry Theatre here at the Playhouse. This will be our fourth collaboration with Headlong in as many years and the relevance of the play, as British politics lurches from one crisis to another, remains as strong as when I first saw it.”

* This House runs at the West Yorkshire Playhouse’s Quarry Theatre from February 23 to March 10.

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