Yes, Prime Minister
From: Monday, 9th May 2011
To: Saturday, 14 May 2011
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Prime Minister Jim Hacker, Cabinet Secretary Sir Humphrey Appleby and his Principal Private Secretary Bernard Woolley face a country in financial meltdown, with the only prospect of salvation coming from morally dubious allies - leading to deliciously comic consequences.
10 May 2011
The Prime Minister is losing his popularity, there is division in the cabinet and difficult decisions have to be made. No, another political party conference has not come to Salford but politics has come centre stage in the form of Yes, Prime Minister.
To prolong the life of a favourite TV series by bringing it to the stage can be risky. The theatre is littered with the corpses of sitcoms that have been cruelly exposed taken beyond a half hour episode.
For this stage production of Yes, Prime Minister - the original authors Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn have created a new plot set over a weekend at Chequers in which the government can secure a loan of trillions of pounds in exchange for agreeing the laying of an oil pipeline – the route of which is so ludicrous it can only be for real! Of course, the loan comes at a cost and the morally dubious condition the Foreign Minister asks...
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email@example.com - 22 June 2011:
Went along to glasgow night in June thinking it would be clever as TV show and topical on the Con-Dems but after a humorous start it's main plot line of a paedophile foreigner and the need to stitch up two illegal aliens for not complying gave it a dark and uncomfortable middle which the farce of the second half did not save. Well acted but who thought of that plot? Would not tell anyone to go and see it....
Simon Williams (Sir Humphrey Appleby)
Richard McCabe (Prime Minister Jim Hacker)
Chris Larkin (Bernard Woolley Principal Private Secretary)
Charlotte Lucas (Claire Sutton Special Policy Advisor)
Kevork Malikyan (The Kumranistan Ambassador)
Jonathan Coote (Jeremy Burnham Director-General of the BBC)
Michael Fenton Stevens (Simon Chester BBC Presenter)
Mark Extance (Understudy for Jim Hacker/Jeremy Burnham)
Michael Chadwick (Understudy for Bernard Woolley/Simon Chester)
Sarah Baxendale (Understudy for Claire Sutton)