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Party Games! - The cast of Party Games! - Photo credit Michael Wharley, Alexis Chabala and

Matthew Cottle

Interview with

Party Games!

Matthew Cottle makes a welcome return to Bath’s Theatre Royal in June when he stars as Prime Minister John Waggner in the world premiere of a new comedy-drama Party Games! by political insider Michael McManus.


Marking his tenth production at the Theatre Royal since 2001, Matthew Cottle was last seen by Bath audiences in Mrs Warren’s Profession in 2022. His numerous stage credits also include roles at the National Theatre, in the West End and on tour. Matthew is well known on TV as Martin in the BAFTA-nominated Game On, Edward in The Windsors, Dave in Citizen Khan, Liam in Unforgotten and Malcolm in A Perfect State. He’s also made guest appearances in Bridgerton, Man Down, Endeavour, Plebs and Life Begins, played Stan Laurel in the film Chaplin and appeared as Albany in The Dresser alongside Anthony Hopkins and Ian McKellen.

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Paul Ainsworth has spent a lifetime working in Michelin-starred kitchens – from Restaurant Gordon Ramsay in London to his own restaurant No6 in Cornwall. Working with quality produce and alongside the UK’s best chefs, he’s learnt that seriously good food and comforting classics are key to a truly flavourful life.

Eighteen years in the making, this stunning cookbook from renowned chef Paul Ainsworth bridges the gap between home cooking and restaurant standard dishes with a selection of truly mouthwatering dishes.


Mark Simmons

Mark is an exceptional one-liner comedian. It won him a place in Dave’s prestigious Best Joke of The Fringe in Edinburgh 2017. His new tour comes to Komedia on June 6th.

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DJ Rich Seam

DJ Rich Seam will be spinning a kaleidoscopic mix of house with a distinct Afro/Latin vibe at this year’s Classic Ibiza. Here, Rich chats to InBath abouth this year's event and his career.

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Formed in Liverpool in 1986 The Christians went on to become one of the UK’s biggest soul bands with hits like ‘Ideal World’ and ‘Harvest for the World’.

A unique blend of soul, gospel and heartfelt acoustic pop, topped off by Garry Christian’s distinctive vocals. Still sporting the Raybans, incredibly rich and sultry voice and the string of gorgeous songs that made a million women swoon. 

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