A round-up of reviews of Yes, Prime Minister at the Apollo Theatre starring Richard McCabe and Simon Williams.
The successful Chichester production of Yes, Prime Minister returns to the West End this summer until 17 September 2011.
Based on the hit 1980′s BBC sitcom by Jonathan Lynn and Antony Jay, the writers have adapted their comedy for the stage featuring the political manoeuvrings of the PM and his wily Cabinet Secretary, covering issues from global warming and prostitution to the financial meltdown.
Yes, Prime Minister stars Richard McCabe as Prime Minister Jim Hacker and Simon Williams as Cabinet Secretary Sir Humphrey Appleby.
See a round-up of reviews for Yes, Prime Minister, below.
Average rating score for this production:
"Although it's heartening to find a political comedy in the West End, I still feel the omission of any reference to the news headlines is a Wapping mistake."
"The superb and undervalued actor Richard McCabe, who shone in so many productions with the RSC, has replaced David Haig as the PM and proves his equal when it comes to sweaty terror. His glassy eyes and rigid grin as the situation slips out of his control are a joy to behold, and there is a hilarious sequence when he crawls under his desk like a terrified dog as disaster stares him in the face."
"If the introduction of harder-edged humour and a present-day setting is understandable, not enough has been done to update this script since it was written. Its preoccupations - a BBC in crisis, an internally unpopular PM - feel very 2009; it would probably have worked better as either an '80s period piece or with some topical updates."
Date: 8 July 2011
Written by: WestEndTheatre
Tags: Antony Jay, Apollo Theatre, Jonathan Lynn, Richard McCabe, Simon Williams, Yes Prime Minister