play-alt chevron-thin-right chevron-thin-left cancel

Yes, Prime Minister

This show has now closed, please visit our London Shows page for a full list of current productions.

About the Show Less...

Classic television satire Yes, Prime Minister receives a timely stage adaptation starring Henry Goodman and David Haig. Read More >

Classic television satire Yes, Prime Minister receives a timely stage adaptation starring Henry Goodman and David Haig.

Yes, Prime Minister, finds British PM Jim Hacker and Cabinet Secretary Sir Humphrey Appleby running a country facing up to financial meltdown. Their only hope for salvation lies with some morally dubious allies, which leads, as one might expect, to deliciously comic consequences.

Yes, Prime Minister is written by Jonathan Lynn and Antony Jay, the writing team that brought the sitcom, and its predecessor Yes, Minister, to TV screens.

Goodman, who plays Appleby in Yes, Prime Minister, was recently seen in the West End opposite Juliet Stevenson in Duet For One and exercising his singing voice in musical Fiddler On The Roof. He is a two-time Laurence Olivier Award winner, collecting the coveted statuette for his performances in Assassins (1993) and The Merchant Of Venice (2000).

Haig is also a Laurence Olivier Award winner, having collected the award for Actor of the Year in a New Play in 1988 for his performance in Our Country’s Good. The actor, whose screen performances include The Thin Blue Line, My Boy Jack, Four Weddings And A Funeral and The Thick Of It, plays Hacker in Yes, Prime Minister.

For more about Yes, Prime Minister at the Gielgud theatre read the First Night Feature or the Big Interview with Jonathan Slinger.


Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 17/09/2010

Opening Night: 27/09/2010

Closing Night: 15/01/2011

Running time: 2h20

Security note: For your comfort and security, you may be subject to additional checks on your visit to London theatres. Please contact the venue for more information.

Cast & Creative


Henry Goodman, David Haig, Emily Joyce, Jonathan Slinger, Sam Dastor, Tim Wallers, William Chubb


Director - Jonathan Lynn

Producer - Mark Goucher, Wimpole Theatre and Matthew Byam Shaw for Playful Productions

Designer - Simon Higlett

Lighting Designer - Tim Mitchell

Sound - John Leonard

Author - Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn

About Gielgud Theatre

Shaftesbury Avenue, London, United Kingdom, W1D 6AR

Unlike film, there is currently no official age classification organisation for theatre. All age recommendations are subjective and should be interpreted as guidelines unless otherwise stated. It's the responsibility of the patron to judge the show’s suitability in advance of purchase. We recommend contacting us at if you are in any doubt.