National Theatre Live in HD presents "This House"


Thursday, May 16, 2013
2 p.m. (live) and 7 p.m. (encore)
Fairfield University's Quick Center for the Arts
 

Image: This HouseFairfield University's Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts presents The National Theatre of London's production of "This House," James Graham's funny, fast-paced and critically-acclaimed relevant new play in a National Theatre Live in HD presentation at 2 p.m. (live) and 7 p.m. (encore) on Thursday, May 16, 2013. Tickets are $25, $20 for seniors, and $15 for students and children.

Biting, energetic and socially relevant, "This House" 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 Members of Parliament within the Mother of all Parliaments. 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, fistfights 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.

"This House" is directed by Jeremy Herrin and features a strong ensemble cast which includes Phil Daniels, Charles Edwards, Reece Dinsdale, and Julian Wadham, in a play as entertaining as it is aggressive, confrontational and thought provoking. "This House" has sold out two runs at the National Theatre and has earned significant press coverage, including "5 Stars" from the Daily Express, Daily Telegraph, Evening Standard, and "4 Stars" from the Daily Mail, Guardian, Independent, Sunday Express, Sunday Times, and The Times, which calls it "a funny and moving political epic." The Financial Times describes it as "astute, funny and hugely enjoyable." While the Daily Telegraph says "James Graham's superb new drama held everyone enthralled throughout... Funny, touching and cliff-hangingly suspenseful."

Tickets are available through the Quick Center Box Office: (203) 254-4010, or toll-free 1-877-ARTS-396 (1-877-278-7396). Tickets can also be purchased online at www.quickcenter.com.

The Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts is located on the campus of Fairfield University at 1073 North Benson Road in Fairfield, Connecticut. Entrance to the Quick Center is through the Barlow Road gate at 200 Barlow Road. Free, secure parking is available. Access for people with disabilities is available throughout the Quick Center for audience members and performers. Hearing amplification devices are available upon request at the Box Office. Fairfield University is located off exit 22 of Interstate-95. For further information and directions, call (203) 254-4010 or 1-877-278-7396, or visit www.quickcenter.com.

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Media Contact: Mike Horyczun, (203) 254-4000 ext. 2647, mhoryczun@fairfield.edu

Posted on May 8, 2013

Vol. 45, No. 305