22nd September – 4th November
Written and directed by Jonathan Lynn
The much anticipated “final chapter” of the Yes, Minister series, Sorry Prime Minister, I Can’t Quite Remember written by Jonathan Lynn opened on the 22 September to a full house at the Barn Theatre, Cirencester.
The production has drawn unprecedented demand for tickets with many performances selling out before opening night. The box office staff had said that the demand for tickets for this show were unprecedented. “The phones are red hot, and our first six shows have already sold out with many others at limited availability!”
Actor, writer, and Hollywood film director Jonathan Lynn plays the lead role of Jim Hacker, alongside Clive Francis, who plays, Sir Humphrey Appleby who’s distinguished acting career includes roles with Sir Alex Guiness and Rex Harrison as well as appearing in the original Yes, Minister TV series. They are ably supported by Christopher Bianchi who plays Sir David Knell and Michaela Bennison who plays Jim Hacker’s carer, Sophie.
Winner of several BAFTA awards, the Yes, Minister series is regarded as one of the most popular TV sitcoms of all time. “The Final Chapter,” as it’s been penned, brings the curtain down on a forty-year journey since the first showing on the BBC back in 1980.
I’m Sorry Prime Minister, follows how the much-loved characters Jim Hacker and Sir Humphrey Appleby, are faring in their old age. Holed up in his new home at Hacker College, Oxford, Jim finds himself, as ever, in the midst of a set of problems mainly of his own making. Unsure of how to cope, he calls on his old and not so loyal Permanent Secretary, Sir Humphrey, and what ensues carries all the hallmarks of classic comedy of the highest level.
Anyone interested in booking to see this production are advised to book as soon as possible, to avoid disappointment.
TO BOOK TICKETS GO TO: barntheatre.org.uk or call the box office on 01285 648255
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