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Main House Matthew Cottle, Debra Stephenson, Natalie Dunne

Party Games!

  • 18 - 22 June
Party Games!

Event Information

Evenings 7.30pm

 

Tue 18 — Sat 22 Jun

A hilariously acerbic new comedy by Michael McManus, the writer of Maggie & Ted, directed by Joanna Read in the year of the General Election!

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, 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?

Party Games! stars Matthew Cottle (Chaplin, Game On, Unforgotten, Citizen Khan, The Windsors) as Prime Minister John Waggner; Debra Stephenson (Playing the Field, Bad Girls, Coronation Street, The Impressions Show, Dead Ringers) as Deputy Leader Lisa Williams; Natalie Dunne (The Third Man, Your Christmas Or Mine?, Trying,Locked Up Abroad) as Anne Waggner, the Prime Minister’s wife; Krissi Bohn (Coronation StreetTreasure ChampsBiff & Chip) as Private Secretary Candice Edwards; Jason Callender (Upstart Crow, The Play That Goes Wrong, Malory Towers, 4 O’Clock Club) as would-be Chief of Staff Luke Roberts and William Oxborrow (The Madness of George IIIThe Picture of Dorian Gray, Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet,  A Clockwork Orange, The Clandestine Marriage, Guys and Dolls) playing multiple roles.

Tuesday 18 - Saturday 22 June

Evenings 7.30pm

Matinees Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday 2.30pm

Tickets from £28.50

A booking fee of £2.50 per ticket applies

Party Games! stars

Matthew Cottle (Stan Laurel in the film Chaplin, Martin in BBC’s Game On, ITV’s Unforgotten, Dave in BBC’s Citizen Khan and Edward in Channel 4’s The Windsors) as Prime Minister John Waggner;

Debra Stephenson (Diane Powell in Playing the Field, Shell Dockley in Bad Girls, Frankie Baldwin in Coronation Street, The Impressions Show and Dead Ringers) as Deputy Leader Lisa Williams;

Natalie Dunne (Anna Schmidt in The Third Man at Menier Chocolate Factory, Your Christmas Or Mine? for Amazon, Trying for Apple TV and Locked Up Abroad for Disney+) as Anne Waggner, the Prime Minister’s wife;

Krissi Bohn (three years as Jenna Kamara in Coronation Street and a storyteller on the CBeebies series Treasure Champs and a series regular in the CBBC series Biff & Chip) as Private Secretary Candice Edwards;

Jason Callender (Upstart Crow and The Play That Goes Wrong in the West End, Malory Towers for the BBC and 4 O’Clock Club for CBBC) as would-be Chief of Staff Luke Roberts;

William Oxborrow (The Madness of George III at the National Theatre, the title role in The Picture of Dorian Gray at Gate Theatre, Dublin, Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet and A Clockwork Orange for the RSC and The Clandestine Marriageand Guys and Dolls in the West End) playing multiple roles.

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