Part of the National Theatre Live bringing screenings of the National Theatre to theatres around the world.
A new play by James Graham directed by Jeremy Herrin
It's 1974 and the corridors of Westminster ring with the sound of infighting and backbiting as Britain's political parties battle to change the future of the nation, whatever it takes. In this hung parliament, the ruling party holds on by a thread. Votes are won and lost by one, fist fights erupt in the bars, and ill MPs are hauled in to cast their votes.
It's a time when a staggering number of politicians die, and age-old traditions and allegiances are thrown aside in the struggle for power.
James Graham's biting, energetic and critically-acclaimed new play strips politics down to the practical realities of those behind the scenes who roll up their sleeves, and on occasion bend the rules, to manoeuvre a diverse and conflicting chorus of MPs within the Mother of all Parliaments.
"Astute, funny and hugely enjoyable." - Financial Times‘
"A funny and moving political epic. Another hit is born." - The Times
"James Graham's superb new drama held everyone enthralled throughout... Funny, touching and cliff-hangingly suspenseful." - Daily Telegraph