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National Theatre's broadcasts are a wonderful thing. This immensely clever political drama has sold out its London season, but here in Melbourne you can still get tickets to see a big-screen broadcast direct from London's Olivier Theatre.

It’s 1974 and in the hallowed corridors of Westminster Britain’s political parties fight to change the future of the nation. A hung parliament, the ruling party holding on by a thread, and ill MPs are dragged in to cast deciding votes.

James Graham’s ferocious new play strips back politics to the practical exigencies of backroom deals and double-cross maneuvers.

Cast includes Phil Daniels (Quadrophenia), Reece Dinsdale (Life on Mars), Charles Edwards (Downton Abbey), Vincent Franklin (The Thick of It), Lauren O’Neil (NT Live: Travelling Light) and Julian Wadham (The English Patient). Directed by Jeremy Herrin (The Heretic at Royal Court Theatre).


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Cnr Glenfern Rd & Matson Dr, Upwey 3158

Telephone 03 9347 5331

Price $20.00 to $44.00

Date 08 Jun 2013-16 Jun 2013

Open Sat 8 Jun, 1pm; Sun 9 Jun, 1pm; Sat 15 Jun, 11:30am; Sun 16 Jun, 11.30am.

Director: Jeremy Herrin

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