Yvonne Arnaud
Thu 9 May 2024
2:30 pm
Captioned by Stagetext
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This hilariously acerbic new comedy drama by Michael McManus, the writer of Maggie & Ted, starring Matthew Cottle (of BAFTA nominated BBC sit com Game On and Channel 4’s hit comedy The Windsors), Party Games! puts political leadership on the ledge and goes inside the chaos of government to see whether advisers do advise and if ministers can decide.
This is the UK 2026, John Waggner newly elected leader of the hastily formed centrist One Nation Party presides over a hung parliament, a discontented electorate and striking cheese makers.
He and his power-hungry MPs must cling onto authority through whatever shaky means possible. Can one man, his punchy deputy (Debra Stephenson of Coronation Street, The Impressions Show and Dead Ringers), a Svengali spin doctor and some dodgy data unite the country? And what role can his wife, the King and a large spider play in keeping the lights on?