A PLAY about a hung parliament, more than four decades ago, will ask important questions about today’s political scene.

This House, James Graham’s smash-hit political drama examining the 1974 hung parliament, will visits Malvern Theatres from May 15 to May 19.

A spokesman said: “James Graham’s critically acclaimed and prescient political drama takes on a new importance in the current political climate.

“Are we in the midst of a political revolution? Can the country stay united?”

The spokesman added: “Roll back to 1974 and the corridors of Westminster ring with the sound of infighting and back biting as Britain’s political parties’ battle to change the future of the nation, whatever it takes.

“In an era of chaos, both hilarious and shocking, when votes are won or lost by one, there are fist fights in the parliamentary bars, high-stakes tricks and games are played, and sick MPs are carried through the lobby to register their crucial votes as the government hangs by a thread.”

The spokesman said: “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.”

Writer James Graham said: “It’s long been an ambition to take This House to all of the places that get named in the play.

“But this was the watershed parliament, leading up to 1979 when everything - for better or for worse, depending on your politics! - changed forever, no matter where you’re from.”

Director Jeremy Herrin added: “The comedy in This House gives a unique experience to each venue and audience it visits.

“It’s a national story with people from all across the country, with a range of accents and class at the heart of it.”

Tickets and further details at: http://www.malvern-theatres.co.uk/whats-on/this-house/