Party Games


by Michael McManus

This hilariously acerbic new comedy-drama by political insider Michael McManus (Maggie & Ted), puts leadership on the ledge and goes inside the chaos of government to see whether advisers do advise and if ministers can decide.

Can one man, his punchy deputy, a Svengali spin doctor and some dodgy data unite the country? And what can his wife, the King and a large spider do to keep the lights on?

Party Games toured the UK in 2024 after premiering at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford with an all star cast featuring, Matthew Cottle (Game On, The Windsors), Debra Stephenson (Coronation Street, Dead Ringers), Ryan Early (Coronation Street, The Archers), Krissi Bohn (Coronation Street), Jason Callender (The Play That Goes Wrong in the West End), Natalie Dunne (The Third Man, Menier Chocolate Factory), and William Oxborrow (The Madness of George III, National Theatre).

Other titles published by Playdead Press - An Honourable Man and A Certain Term (featured in Generation Games).