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Will Prime Minister spend summer at Trafalgar Studios?

By • West End
We hear word that 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 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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