Nic Wright

Yes, Prime Minister comes to Newcastle

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The People’s Theatre in Newcastle is to stage an adaptation of Yes, Prime Minister this month.

Updated to reflect the realities of modern government, Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn’s adaptation of their much-loved 1980s TV series will play at the theatre between Tuesday 21 and Saturday 25 April 2015.

Jim Hacker, governing with a threadbare majority, faces yet another crisis. With a divided cabinet and a sinking pound in an age of 24-hour rolling news, the Prime Minister struggles to keep the lid on a world spinning farcically out of control, aided – or is it hindered? – by his Machiavellian civil servants, Sir Humphrey and Bernard.

Fully milking the comic possibilities of our new age of coalition government, Jay and Lynn exploit the rapidly changing world of politics to push the boundaries of satire towards the zany and glorious realm of farce.

Yes, Prime Minister, The People’s Theatre, Newcastle, Tuesday 21 – Saturday 25 April 2015, 7.30pm. Tickets £13.50/£11 conc. available online or via The People’s Theatre box office on 0191 265 5020.