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Fans of the eighties satirical comedy, Yes Prime Minister, would be thrilled to know that its stage production has announced another run. If you were a fan of the television series, then you will be thrilled about this forthcoming presentation. So buy Yes Prime Minister tickets today and watch a classic theatrical production.
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Yes Prime Minister came forward as a sequel to the popular BBC television series “Yes Minister” that were aired in 1980. The first season of the British sitcom ran for four years presenting thirty seven episodes, after which its sequel was produced and aired in 1986. The sequel brought to audiences 33 television episodes till 1988 after which its production was stopped. During its on-air screening, the television sitcom ran in over eighty four countries and in such a short period of time, the series was able to attract massive attention and positive responses from critics. Apart from winning BAFTA Awards for the category of “Best Comedy Series” consecutively for three years i.e. 1980, 1981 and 1983, it was ranked sixth in BBC’s “Britain’s Best Sitcom Poll” of 2004.
If this wasn’t enough, the series also won the “Best Written Comedy Series” Award that was presented by the USA ACE and two “Best Comedy Series” Awards presented by the Broadcasting Press Guild Awards. Several actors of the series were also able to bag the “Best Light Entertainment Performance” Award by BAFTA for the years 1981, 1982, 1986 and then in 1987. This award was received by actors Nigel Hawthorne and Paul Eddington. To date the DVDs of the series have sold over two hundred thousand copies, going platinum twice.
After a period of 22 years, the writers of the series decided to reunite and create the magic once again. Ever since its initiation in 2010, the stage play has been running throughout Europe and America for three years now. Writers Jonathan Lynn and Antony Jay have recruited a cast of highly talented actors that include Mark Owen Taylor who will be playing the lead role of Jim Hacker, the Prime Minister and Robert Grubb playing Sir Humphrey Appleby. Apart from these, Russell Fletcher will be playing Bernard Woolley, the Principal Secretary; Caroline Craig will be the Prime Minister’s Special Advisor, and Simone Chester who plays Laura Maitland. Lastly Ezra Bix will be playing Simon Chester, the Ambassador and David Aston, the Kumranistan’s Ambassador.
Together these actors will recreate the hilarious daily dilemmas that are faced by Jim Hacker, the Prime Minister. The stage play has been recreated in a way that it is set in current day where Hacker resides at Chequers’, his official residence. Bombarded with the present age of media invasions, Hacker tries to reel his way through the journalists at his door, a rich Ambassador trying to pry in foreign affair matters and special advisors of the modern generation with technical tools. With the worst of politics and the best comedy, this political satire will leave audiences rolling with laughter in their seats.
Ever since the stage play’s debut in 2010, it has been running continuous presentations all over Australia and has been receiving magnificent reviews by the critics. The Canberra Times have appreciated Yes Prime Minister by calling it “entertaining” while The Canberra City News mentioned this production to be “thrilling for the local audiences”. Such a production has been successfully brought forward by a creative team that consists of the director, Tom Gutteridge and designer, Graham McGuffie who have been working with the two writers since the past two years now.
It doesn’t matter if you have seen the television series or not, as the writers have recreated the characters to make them relatable to the modern times. So if you love political comedy then this show will be a treat for you. Get Yes Prime Minister tickets today so as to reserve a seat for yourself at this upcoming production.