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28 September 2010

See the Yes, Prime Minister play

Your author doesn't get to the theatre enough, and when he was invited to go along for a showing of the new Yes, Prime Minister play last week it was a particular treat, perfectly combining his roles as a politics bore and a London bore.

The BBC series has been adapted for the theatre, in a specially written play by original writers Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn. We find Prime Minister Jim Hacker leading a coalition government, on the brink of economic crisis, without the hair that won him the election, and follow him through a winding tale of BBC-bashing, foreign diplomacy and eleventh hour political decision-making.

This new version features David Haig, off of The Thick of It and Four Weddings, as Prime Minister Jim Hacker and Henry Goodman as Cabinet Secretary Sir Humphrey Appleby, along with a very talented cast who are well able to put together an entertaining few hours of theatre.

Yes, Prime Minister is at the impressive Gielgud Theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue for a 'strictly limited season', and tickets range from £17.50 to £52.50. For more, see http://www.yesprimeminister.co.uk/

^Picture courtesy of facebook/yesprimeminister^

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