Yes, Prime Minister, starring Simon Williams and Richard McCabe, tours to the Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield for one week only from Mon 16 – Sat 21 May.
Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn’s BAFTA Award-winning political comedy Yes, Minister first aired in 1980 with the sequel, Yes, Prime Minister running until 1988. Jay and Lynn have reunited for this anniversary stage production which has received widespread critical and public acclaim, as well as winning a What’s On Stage Award for Best New Comedy.
Prime Minister Jim Hacker and Cabinet Secretary Sir Humphrey Appleby face a country in financial meltdown. The only prospect of salvation comes from morally dubious allies – leading to deliciously comic consequences. Simon Williams plays Cabinet Secretary Sir Humphrey Appleby and Richard McCabe plays Prime Minister Jim Hacker. Acclaimed actor Simon Williams is best known for playing James Bellamy in the original period drama Upstairs, Downstairs. Richard McCabe is an Olivier Award-nominated classical actor who has been an Associate Artist of the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) since 1997.
Antony Jay has enjoyed a distinguished career as writer, broadcaster and producer. He was founder and editor of the BBC’s legendary Tonight programme and is the editor of The Oxford Dictionary of Political Quotations. Jonathan Lynn’s prolific career spans more than four decades as a director, screenwriter, producer and actor in films, television and theatre, as well as best-selling author and novelist. As well as co-writing, he will be directing this stage version of Yes, Prime Minister.
Don’t miss your opportunity to see Yes, Prime Minister at the Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield before it returns to the West End in July. Tickets are available from £17.50 - £28.50, discounts available. To book, contact Sheffield Theatres Box Office on 0114 249 6000 or visit the website at sheffieldtheatres.co.uk.