JIM HACKER AND SIR HUMPHREY
ARE BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!!
AUSTRALIA LOVES YES, PRIME MINISTER!
What the press are saying
” This is a most welcome revival, and whether you are familiar with the TV series or not, it provides some chastening behind-the-scenes insights into the absurdities of politics which has been ever thus. And it is a jolly good laugh. ”
“An absorbing experience for anyone interested in political process… Yes, Prime Minister proves that making fun of politics is healthy in a democracy and that some human behaviour is appalling – and therefore a target for scorn and ridicule”
The West Australian
“Anyone who enjoys political satire will be captured by this plot”
“An entertaining evening out”
The Canberra Times
“The British stage show comedy that is thrilling local audiences”
The Canberra City News
“As fresh now as the TV show was in 80′s. Fabulous Fun”
“The audience cheers… Say YES to this minister.”
“Yes, Prime Minister fans will love it”
DERRYN HINCH, 3AW
“Sir Humphrey’s trademark monologues leave us slack jawed”.
In 1982, Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn penned the first episodes of Yes Minister for the BBC. It was an instant hit. Their characters and situations revealed, to a largely unsuspecting public, the deliciously awkward marriage between civil servants and politicians. Twenty-five years later these brilliant wordsmiths have done it again and this time it’s a hit play !
It’s 2012. A lot has happened since the Rt Hon. Jim Hacker MP last walked the corridors of Whitehall. There’s the GFC, rising oil prices, minority governments, illegal immigrants and global warming. If that’s not enough to contend with, the 24 hour news cycle, constant bleating of mobile phones, endless emails and a new generation of spin doctors. Ably assisted by Cabinet Secretary, Sir Humphrey Appleby, and Principal Private Secretary, Bernard Woolley, these three most loved characters from the hit BBC series gather once more to sort out another very thorny problem.
Since its opening in September 2010 at London’s Gielgud Theatre Yes, Prime Minister has been the toast of British theatregoers. The play will bring the riotous inner workings of Westminster to the Australian Stage for the first time.