Yes Prime Minister

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Yes, Prime Minister was originally a British sitcom written by Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn in the 1980’s. Then in 2010 they collaborated to make a stage play which premiered at the Chichester Festival Theatre. Returning from its UK tour Yes, Prime Minister is reappearing in the West End at the Apollo Theatre.

Yes, Prime Minister, will move back to the Gielgud Theatre following its current season at neighbouring West End house, the Apollo, on Shaftesbury Avenue. The show originally ran at the Gielgud from September 2010 to January 2011 following its Chichester debut and tour last summer.

Yes Prime Minister will finish its current run at the Apollo on 17 September, reopening at the Gielgud on 20 September 2011.


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Yes Prime Minister at the Trafalgar Studios Theatre

Yes, Prime Minister is back in London at Trafalgar Studios following two successful previous runs in the West End and a tour.

Yes, Prime Minister Dates

Thirty years after the first episode of "Yes, Minister" was broadcast and went on to become the most successful political comedy ever. Now the original spin masters of this classic series have reunited and created this massively successful stage play to celebrate the anniversary of the original TV show.

After a reprise of last year's sell out season at the Apollo Theatre and a National tour, Yes, Prime Minister is now moving to the Gielgud Theatre

Yes, Prime Minister reopening date at the Gielgud Theatre : 20th September 2011 until 19th November

Yes, Prime Minister is a comedy stage play based on the hit BBC TV series of the same name. Created by original writers, Anthony Jay and Jonathan Lynn, it enjoyed a successful run at Chichester Festival Theatre before opening at the Apollo Theatre earlier in 2011. Directed by Jonathan Lynn, produced by Mark Goucher, Wimpole Theatre and Matthew Byan Shaw for Playful Production and Chichester Festival Productions and starring Simon Williams as Cabinet Minister Sir Humphrey and Richard McCabe as the Prime Minister, Jack Hacker, Yes Prime Minister sees both characters facing the situation of a country heading for economic meltdown. Their only hope would seem to be a morally dubious alliance with the Foreign Minister of Kumranistan, which leads to a series of amusing consequences. Yes, Prime Minister was well received at the Apollo Theatre and won the Best New Comedy Award in 2011. It transfers to the Gielgud Theatre on 20th September 2011 until 19th November, when it makes way for The Ladykillers.

Yes, Prime Minister Theatre Breaks

Yes Prime Minister new cast

Simon Williams plays Sir Humphery Appleby, Richard McCabe plays PM Jim Hacker, Chris Larkin plays Bernard Woolley and Charlotte Lucas plays Claire Sutton.



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Yes Prime Minister is a comedy which played at the Gielgud Theatre starting on 16th September 2010 until 15th January 2011.

The much loved BBC hit TV series came to the West End in a hilarious version written specifically for the stage by original writers Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn. Following a sell out season at Chichester Festival Theatre, Jim Hacker and Sir Humphrey Appleby are back – this time to face the country in financial meltdown.

Heading the coalition government, the PM is staring disaster in the face. The country is on the brink of economic crisis and there is just one grain of hope - a morally dubious deal with the Foreign Minister of Kumranistan... But great institutions have a way of riding punches and bouncing back unscathed - will it prove so for Jim Hacker and his team of close advisors?


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The original writers of the BBC series, Antony Jay & Jonathan Lynn, have reunited for this hilarious 30th anniversary production, promising much topical wit and political spin-doctoring: Jim Hacker and Sir Humphrey Appleby are back and this time to face the country in financial meltdown!


The political comedy closed in the West End on 15 January 2011 before launching a nationwide tour on 31 January at the Brighton Theatre Royal.