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Yes, Prime Minister stars excited by play

Wednesday, 22nd Sep 2010

The stars of the play based on the popular TV show Yes, Minister have voiced their excitement at being involved.

David Haig and Henry Goodman have now taken on the roles of Jim Hacker and Sir Humphrey Appleby in the production entitled Yes, Prime Minister which has transferred from Chichester to the Gielgud Theatre.

Speaking to Sky News, the pair said that they were not intimidated by performing the characters in the new play that were made famous in the 1980s by Paul Eddington and Nigel Hawthorne.

"If you're being offered Hamlet, which I never have, but if you are being offered one of the great tragic Shakespearean roles you wouldn't hesitate just because Olivier, Gielgud, Redgrave or anyone else had played him," said Haig, who is best known for his performances in Four Weddings and Funeral and the Thin Blue Line.

The show is scheduled to run until January 15th 2011 at the venue of Shaftsbury Avenue.

By Jemma Howard 

Article filed under: Theatre News | New Productions |