Yes, Prime Minister - Trafalgar Studio One

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Venue Information
Trafalgar Studio One

Trafalgar Studio One
14 Whitehall

Seating Plan


(5mins) Head left on the main road Strand. Follow Trafalgar Square around onto Whitehall and the theatre’s on your right.

Review Summary
Average Rating: 5 out of 5 stars based on 4 review(s)


Latest Review: "Very good show, true to the original tv series, well acted and executed, shame about the thunder ..."

Age Restriction: Suitable for ages 12 and over.

Throughout the 1980s, “Yes, Minister” and its sequel “Yes, Prime Minister” were amongst the most respected sitcoms around. Satirising the goings on of the government behind closed doors, it featured some memorable performances from Paul Eddington and Nigel Hawthorne and has been highly regarded in the years since its transmission.

So popular was the show that a stage production started to do the rounds and amongst the locations it has appeared throughout the country is the Chichester Festival Theatre, a location that has housed many top shows that have since made the transition to the West End. This tradition remained firmly in tact when “Yes, Prime Minister” arrived on the stage of the Gielgud Theatre for a sell out season in 2010, followed by a run at the Apollo Theatre in 2011 (before a return to the Gielgud before the year was out).

During its run at the Chichester, plus its UK tour, the show featured Henry Goodman and David Haig in the well known roles of Sir Humphrey Appleby and Prime Minister Jim Hacker respectively. These two actors returned in the West End in 2010 but were then replaced with Richard McCabe and Simon Williams a year later. This time around, at Trafalgar Studios 1, the roles of PM Jim Hacker and Sir Humphrey Appleby will be played by Robert Daws and Michael Simkins.

The plot brings modern day themes to the mix, with the ministers forced to deal with current problems from the financial crisis in the European Union, in addition to political turmoil in the political zone as President Sarkozy exits the French leadership.

Daws has appeared on the stage and screen with credits such as “Dr Watson in The Secret Of Sherlock Holmes” at the Duchess Theatre in 2010, “Public Property” at the Trafalgar Studios and a stage play “On Your Way, Riley!” in the early 1980s. Screen roles include “Coronation Street” and “New Tricks”.

After a sell out season in 2010 and a successful follow-up in 2011, this brilliant political play returned to the West End at the Trafalgar Studios 1 on Wednesday 6th June 2012.

Show Information
Booking From: Wednesday, 6th June 2012
Booking Until: Saturday, 30th March 2013
Matinees: Thursday and Saturday 2.30pm
Evenings: Monday to Saturday 7.30pm
Running Time: 2 hours 20 minutes
Age Restriction: Suitable for ages 12 and over.
Show Status: production_closed
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