Following its premiere last year, the popular stage adaptation of the classic sitcom comes to Richmond theatre prior to a return West End visit.
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.
This run of the show features a new cast to last year, led by Richard McCabe as Hacker and Simon Williams as Sir Humphrey. McCabe is a long-term performer with the Royal Shakespeare Company and National Theatre and has television credits including Wallander and Spooks. Williams is probably still best known for his appearances in TV shows Don’t Wait Up and Upstairs, Downstairs, though he has also enjoyed a long stage career which includes a recent appearance at the National Theatre in The Power Of Yes.