By Michael McManus | Directed by Joanna Read-
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?
This hilariously acerbic new comedy by Michael McManus, the writer of 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.
Starring - Matthew Cottle
Star of The Windsors (Channel 4), Game On (BBC2) and know to Yvonne Arnaud audiences for recent performances in Mrs Warren's Profession (Theatre Royal Bath).
Read’s production hits all the right comic notes
Written by Michael McManus
Directed by Joanna Read
Designed by Francis O’Connor
An Yvonne Arnaud Theatre production.