THE cut-and-thrust of coalition politics is nothing compared to the scheming that goes on in ‘Yes, Prime Minister.’
A stage-version of the popular show is on its way to the Birmingham’s Hippodrome at the end of this month.
It’s an updated version of the much-loved BBC comedy series, which aired in the 1980s.
Simon Williams steps into the shoes of slippery civil servant Sir Humphrey Appleby.
The play centres on the interaction between Sir Humphrey and the Prime Minister, Jim Hacker, played by Richard McCabe.
“It’s been brilliantly modernised,” says 64-year-old Simon. “The audience is united in its distrust of politicians.
“We don’t know what party Jim Hacker belongs to, but the point is that all MPs are devious and only interested in staying in power!”
* It runs at the Hippodrome from May 30. For tickets ring 0844 338 5000 or go to www.birminghamhippodrome.com