Following two sell-out West End seasons, the stage version of the classic BBC TV series Yes, Prime Minister comes to the Belgrade’s Main Stage from Tues 7 to Sat 11 Feb starring Graham Seed and Michael Simkins.
Written by the original writers, Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn, this production sees Prime Minister Jim Hacker and Cabinet Secretary Sir Humphrey Appleby facing a country in financial meltdown. The only prospect of salvation comes from morally dubious allies – leading to deliciously comic consequences.
Graham Seed, who will be playing Prime Minister Jim Hacker, is best known as the voice of Nigel Pargetter in BBC radio drama The Archers, a part he played for thirty years until his dramatic exit at the beginning of 2011. Among his many TV appearances he has starred as Jorkins in the television series Brideshead Revisited and Britannicus in I, Claudius. His more recent TV credits include Spielberg’s Band of Brothers and Midsomer Murders.
An associate member of RADA, Michael Simkins, who will be playing Cabinet Secretary Sir Humphrey Appleby, has appeared on the West End in Mamma Mia, The King and I and Off West End in Pinter’s The Old Masters and Terence Rattigan’s Less than Kind. On television he has played a regular character in Foyle’s War, as well as featuring in TV dramas such as A Touch of Frost, Judge John Deed and most recently, Above Suspicion: Silent Scream. His film credits include Wilde and V for Vendetta.
Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn, the original writers of the classic TV series Yes, Minister and Yes, Prime Minister have taken the stage version nationwide having received universal and public acclaim.
Tickets for Yes, Prime Minister are available now from the box office on 024 7655 3055 or via www.belgrade.co.uk priced from £15.25 to £28.75. Cheaper tickets are available on the Belgrade’s website.