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Hit West End play ‘This House’ has just put actual on-stage seating on sale

Andrzej Lukowski

Ever fancied sitting on stage during a West End play? Ever wanted to sit on the House of Commons benches? And ever wished that somehow you could combine the two? Well James Graham’s brilliant political drama ‘This House’ will meet that Venn diagram of needs head-on next month when it transfers to the West End after two smash-hit seasons at the National Theatre, from where it originated. The play is an improbably exciting drama about the hung Labour parliament of the 1970s that has frankly terrifying parallels with the Britain of 2016… but you can find out about all that when you see it.

What you need to know now is that the producers have just put a bunch of new tickets on sale – from £10 to £35 – that will allow you to watch the action from up close by sitting in the plush green House of Commons seats that make up the onstage set. Which is really cool, and probably a lot more comfortable than the actual regular theatre seating. And rest assured there’s no audience participation (so long as you don’t trip up the cast).

‘This House’ is at the Garrick Theatre Nov 19-Feb 25. To book on-stage seating go to and select ‘stage seating’.

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