Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn, the original writers of the classic BBC TV comedy 'Yes, Prime Minister', have reunited for this anniversary production, which boasts two sell-out West End seasons). Now the Prime Minister Jim Hacker is played by Graham Seed (Nigel Pargetter - The Archers) while Michael Simkins (Mamma Mia, Above Suspicion) takes on the role of Cabinet Secretary Sir Humphrey Appleby. In a world of spin, BlackBerrys and ‘sexed-up’ dossiers, the PM is staring disaster in the face. The country is on the brink of financial meltdown and the Government’s only apparent salvation comes from a morally dubious deal with the Foreign Minister of Kumranistan. Will Jim Hacker and his team of advisors be able to rescue the country from the edge? Graham Seed is best known for his role as Nigel Pargetter in BBC Radio Four’s 'The Archers'. Among his many TV appearances he has starred as Jorkins in the television series 'Brideshead Revisited' and Britannicus in 'I, Claudius'. His more recent TV credits include Spielberg’s 'Band of Brothers' and 'Midsomer Murders'. Seed has featured in numerous on stage productions, from the national tour of 'Journey’s End' to 'Accolade' in February this year. An associate member of RADA, Michael Simkins' career in the West End has seen him featuring in 'Mamma Mia' and 'The King and I', and Off West End in Pinter’s 'The Old Masters' (2004) and Terence Rattigan’s 'Less than Kind' (2011). He also played Billy Flyn in the musical 'Chicago'. On television, Simkins has played a regular character in 'Foyle’s War', as well as featuring in TV dramas such as 'A Touch of Frost', 'Judge John Deed' and, most recently, 'Above Suspicion: Silent Scream'. His film credits include 'Wilde' and 'V for Vendetta'.
- Jonathan Lynn
- Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn