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Yes Prime Minister
With the country on the brink of financial catastrophe, the Prime Minister is presented with a seemingly perfect solution from a foreign diplomat... with some morally dubious demands. Can the PM and his trusted advisors salvage the situation for the benefit of the country and, more importantly, themselves?
Archive :: production:T1021781463, play:S41339118, venue:V433
A new satirical take on Whitehall from the original writers of the classic BBC TV series.
Eric Stubbs (07Oct16): A business colleague surprised me with a Tuesday evening ticket for this production whilst I was in Leicester, and it was only afterwards that I realised it was an amateur society performing it. The whole cast were as near to professional as one could get without actually being pros! Leading the merry affair with a brilliant manic performance was David Lovell as the troubled Prime Minister. Charles Moss as Sir Humphrey stole much of the show with his with his erudite but also baffling soliloquies, which brought spontaneous applause from a packed audience. They were ably supported by Joff Brown as PPPS Bernard Woolley and Cathy Rackstraw as the PM's advisor.
The third spontaneous applause of the evening was brought about by a delightful cameo performance from Peter Lakin as the officious Kumranistan Ambassador, who was only on stage for about five minutes but managed to delight the audience with his almost irreverent Sharia Law beliefs and incredibly amusing facial gymnastics - a well deserved exit ovation. Mike Bull as the BBC Director General and Colin Bowles as the BBC presenter completed the stellar cast.
Altogether an evening I will never forget, which I have seldom said for many professional shows - Amateur theatre at it's very best.
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