|Henry Goodman & David Haig in the original Chichester production|
Will Prime Minister spend summer at Trafalgar Studios?
Date: 11 May 2012
We hear word that Whatsonstage.com Award-winning comedy Yes, Prime Minister, the hit stage adaptation of the much-loved TV series, is being lined up for a summer residency in the currently dark Trafalgar Studios 1.
Adapted by the creators Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn, the Chichester Festival Theatre production brings the classic BBC sitcom into the modern era and onto stage for the first time.
The show premiered in Chichester in summer 2010, transferring to the West End's Gielgud Theatre in September that year. After a national tour it subsequently returned to the West End's Apollo before moving back to the Gielgud in September 2011.
It's currently coming to the end of a UK tour, starring Graham Seed as hapless Prime Minister Jack Hacker and Michael Simkins as civil servant Sir Humphrey - the roles originated on screen by Paul Eddington and Nigel Hawthorne.
A source tells Whatsonstage.com that Yes, Prime Minister could open at Trafalgar 1, which has been dark since Being Shakespeare starring Simon Callow closed on 31 March, as early as next month.
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|I loved Yes Prime Minister. Can't get enough of it, as its written for a contemporary audience. There are a few too many shows in the West End that could learn a thing or two from the writers of this one. - Phil Setren||28 May 12|
|I do question how many times they can drag this same production back - what's the record for number of play revivals? However, I don't mind this one coming back, but I would hope they don't bring in the tour cast (by far the weakest team out of the three so far). - Daniel||11 May 12|
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