Yes, Prime Minister will now close 12 Jan 2013
Just 3 weeks after announcing an extension to March, Yes, Prime Minister, will instead now close as orginally planned on 12 Jan 2013, at the Trafalgar Studios 1 Theatre.
Yes, Prime Minister, which returned to the West End on 6 June 2012, is written by Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn, the original writers of the classic TV series Yes, Minister and Yes, Prime Minister.
It is directed by Jonathan Lynn, designed by Simon Higlett, lighting by Tim Mitchell.
The current cast includes Robert Daws ( Prime Minister Jim Hacker ), Michael Simkins (Sir Humphrey Appleby).
As British troops are now out of Iraq and the war in Afghanistan is winding down, the focus has shifted towards Prime Minister Jim Hacker’s desperate fight to avoid Sarkozy's fate as he battles the Europeans over greater austerity, the collapsing euro, assassinations by drones and serious diplomatic misbehaviour influenced by Silvio Berlusconi and Dominique Strauss Kahn. Sir Humphrey is in favour of greater austerity for ordinary people but not for senior civil servants.
This Chichester Festival Theatre production has had several West End runs: Gielgud Theatre (17 Sep 2010 to 15 Jan 2011); Apollo Theatre (6 July 2011 to 17 Sep 2011); Gielgud Theatre again (20 Sep 2011 to 19 Nov 2011).