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Script – Yes, Prime Minister

Script – Yes, Prime Minister

Yes, Prime Minister by Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn
Published by Samuel French
6M 1F

From the Publishers:

This stage adaptation based on the hugely successful TV comedy series is set in the Prime Minister’s study at Chequers …

The UK is in crisis – debt is spiralling, unemployment is on the rise and the fragile coalition cabinet, led by Prime Minister Jim Hacker, is at breaking point

Salvation may exist in the form of a complex pipeline deal with the oil-rich country of Kumranistan that would entitle the government to a multi-trillion pound loan

But when the Kumranistan Foreign Secretary makes a shocking request of Jim’s Private Secretary Bernard Woolley, moral considerations collide with the economic future of the nation

So how will Jim and his team – Bernard, Cabinet Secretary Sir Humphrey Appleby, and Special Adviser Claire Sutton – reconcile the two?

Political machinations, media manipulation and an appeal for divine intervention ensue

“Left me crying with laughter … the piece achieves one of those blissful peaks of great farce when it becomes physically impossible to stop laughing … a smash hit if ever I saw one” ~ Charles Spencer, Daily Telegraph

“Hilarious … Almost every line of this vivacious play challenges the audience to think against received opinion” ~ John Lahr, The New Yorker

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