'Yes, Minister', the political TV sit-com aired on the BBC during the '80s, originally starred the late great Paul Eddington as the beleaguered Rt Hon Jim Hacker and Nigel Hawthorne (now a 'Sir') as his crafty pompous Permanent Secretary, Sir Humphrey Appleby. Add in the observant bystander to all of the scheming, Bernard Woolley, and you have the pre-cursor to today's successful 'The Thick Of It', minus the cussing and cursing. Sharp scripts written by Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn and expert production by Sydney Lotterby, made this a must-see, if only for Humphrey's ridiculously long-winded and blustered speeches or Hacker's inept handling of pretty much everything.
Over 30 years since the first YM episode was aired, Jay and Lynn have now written a new script for the stage production of the previously-screened sequel, "Yes, Prime Minister". Jim Hacker is now PM and has been forced to try and outwit Humphrey at all costs, much to his own disapproval. For this stage performance, the excellent Robert Daws, who has also appeared in The Royal, New Tricks, Doc Martin and Jeeves and Wooster, plays Hacker and becomes embroiled in dodgy dealings with the Middle East, with Humphrey (Michael Simkins - Foyle's War, Mamma Mia! and A Touch of Cloth) and Bernard (Silent Witness, Eastenders) looking on (and stirring up trouble as usual).
Currently and ironically installed at the Trafalgar Studios, just across the road from Whitehall, 'Yes, Prime Minister' is set to run until mid-January - and we have some discounts to tell you about.
The Special Offer is: Book selected tickets to see Yes, Prime Minister and save up to just over 50%. There are three different offers which include Monday and Tuesday performances priced at £13 instead of £26.50 (valid until 25th September), Monday to Friday performances priced at £27.50 instead of £46.50 (valid from 1st September until 12th October) and Monday to Friday (plus Sat matinees) performances priced at £35 instead of £46.50. The offer is valid while stocks last.
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