West Yorkshire Playhouse have confirmed that a political drama and a warm-hearted musical will take to the stage in their Spring-Summer season of 2018.
Set in the engine rooms of Westminster, This House strips politics down to the practical realities of those behind the scenes; the whips who roll up their sleeves and on occasion bend the rules to shepherd and coerce a diverse chorus of MPs within the Mother of all Parliaments.
James Graham’s prescient political drama, directed by Headlong Artistic Director Jeremy Herrin (People, Places and Things, National Theatre and West End Tour), and designed by Rae Smith (War Horse, National Theatre) will launch its first ever national tour from West Yorkshire Playhouse.
In Sunshine On Leith, servicemen Davy and Ally return from war overseas to be confronted with relationships, blind dates and commitments. As the pair embark on intertwining journeys in love, they begin to question what home really means to them as they rediscover their sense of identity.
Originally a stage musical before being transformed into the 2013 hit feature film adaptation, West Yorkshire Playhouse Artistic Director James Brining directs this warm-hearted adventure with a soundtrack of classics from The Proclaimers.
This House will play in West Yorkshire Playhouse’s Quarry Theatre from Friday 23rd February to Saturday 10th March 2018. Sunshine On Leith will play from Friday 20th April to Saturday 19th May 2018. Book online at wyp.org.uk or call the Box Office on 0113 213 7700.