Angie Brignell, Bob Etherington and Kerrin Roberts in BLT’s September 2015 production of ‘Yes, Prime Minister’, directed by Paul Campion. (Photo: Phil Cairns: http://philcairns.zenfolio.com)
Fri 11 – Sat 19 September 2015 at 7.45pm (no show Sun 13)
Yes, Prime Minister
by Antony Jay & Jonathan Lynn
Directed by Paul Campion
This classic BBC satirical comedy made a triumphant return to the West End in 2011 with this new and highly topical stage version, created by the original writers Anthony Jay and Jonathan Lynn.
The UK is in crisis: debt is spiralling, unemployment rising and the fragile coalition – led by Prime Minister Jim Hacker – is at breaking point. Salvation may be at hand in the shape of a complex pipeline deal with the oil-rich country of Kumranistan. But when the Kumranistan Foreign Secretary makes a shocking request in return for signing the deal, moral considerations collide with the economic future of the nation.
Jim and his team frantically try to save the situation through political machinations, media manipulation and even an appeal for divine intervention.
Is it as funny and sharp as the original? And should you book your seats as soon as possible? Yes, Prime Minister!
The Rt. Hon. Jim Hacker MP : Bob Etherington
Sir Humphrey Appleby : Bruce Wallace
Bernard Woolley : Kerrin Roberts
Claire Sutton : Angie Brignell
Jeremy Burnham : Steve Williams
Simon Chester : Phil Cairns
The Ambassador of Kumranistan : Jim Ward
“Left me crying with laughter…achieves those blissful peaks of great farce when it becomes physically impossible to stop laughing”
– Charles Spencer, Daily Telegraph