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Yes, Prime Minister

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About the Show Less...

The classic TV sitcom brings its scorching satire to the stage. Read More >

Following its premiere last year, the popular stage adaptation of the classic sitcom Yes, Prime Minister returns to the West End.

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 Yes, Prime Minister features a cast 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.


Important Dates & Timing

Opening Night: 20/09/2011

Closing Night: 19/11/2011

Running time: 2h20

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Cast & Creative


Simon Williams, Richard McCabe, Chris Larkin, Charlotte Lucas, Kevork Malikyan, Jonathan Coote, Michael Fenton Stevens, Mark Extance


Director - Jonathan Lynn

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

Designer - Simon Higlett

Lighting Designer - Tim Mitchell

Sound - John Leonard

Author - Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn

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