This House - Modern Plays (Paperback)James Graham (author)
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Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 136
Weight: 132 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 13 mm
Graham's superb new drama ... it is by turns funny, touching and cliff-hangingly suspenseful ... Graham has researched his play with exemplary thoroughness and there is a thrilling tang of authenticity about the piece. -- Charles Spencer * Telegraph *
The emphasis on compromise and austerity resonates for us now, and Graham approaches the chaos of party politics in a style that is often bitingly funny ... it's a fresh and energetic piece ... packed with clever lines ... displaying a humane and savvy wit that is very much Graham's own. -- Henry Hitchings * Evening Standard *
From facts and memoirs Graham shapes a brilliantly exhausting, funny and moving political epic ... another hit is born ... it will last longer than the years it depicts. -- Libby Purves * The Times *
Graham's astute, funny and hugely enjoyable new play ... there's tremendous fun here, as Graham contrasts the ancient rituals of parliament with the grubby realities of party politics. -- Sarah Hemming * Financial Times *
Graham's wonderfully lively new play ... [an] incisive, witty, fictionalised account ... a powerful half-satiric, half-sympathetic portrait of a government driven to all lands of stitch-ups and compromises. -- Paul Taylor * Independent *
Graham's breakout play doubles as a drama about the British way of politics and a masterful lampooning of our parliamentary system ... the script nails the satin and bellicose tones of politicians and a culture stiff with sexism and class-consciousness, but it's not just caricatural, or out to show us elected officials running the gamut of incompetence. -- Maxie Szalwinska * The Sunday Times *
Graham's quick, informative and amusing play about parliamentary whips -- Susannah Clapp * Observer *
A gripping and fluidly staged account of the sink-or-swim daily life in a minority government. * The Times *
Ferociously witty and permeated by a deep sense of the tragic-comic nature of all political systems. * Telegraph *
It's a big play that deserves a big Olivier-sized audience. . . An intoxicating political thrill ride, and a strangely escapist antidote to current British parliamentary affairs. -- Andrzej Lukowski * Time Out London *
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