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.

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