Yes, Prime Minister to finish run at Apollo Theatre

Culture vultures may be interested in the return performance of Yes, Prime Minister taking place at the Apollo Theatre until September 17th .

With tickets costing from £20 through to around £50, or as much as £75 for prime-time premium seats, the political satire is ideal for people staying in luxury London hotels.

Yes, Prime Minister’s return to the West End, following the end of its UK tour, stars Richard McCabe as Jon Hacker and Simon Williams as Sir Humphrey Appleby.

Co-adapted and directed by Jonathan Lyn, the stage show tells the story of Jim Hacker entertaining a foreign diplomat on the eve of an important treaty signing.

The process threatens to come off the rails when the diplomat makes an unethical request and Sir Humphrey Appleby attempts to bluff the government through the ensuing obstacle course.

Critics have already been praising the performances and the director, with the Daily Telegraph describing it as “sharply directed”.

The Evening Standard added: “The jokes come thick and fast… the writing has relentless energy.”

Theatre lovers who miss the run at the Apollo in Shaftesbury need not worry, as the production will pack up and move next door to the Gielgud Theatre for a final eight weeks of performances.

Yes, Prime Minister won the award for best new comedy and has been seen by an array of political figures including Chris Huhne, Theresa May, Lord Lawson, Iain Duncan Smith, Eric Pickles, Diane Abbott and John Bercow.

The Apollo Theatre is within walking distance of Piccadilly Circus, which is a ten-minute Tube ride away from Marble Arch station – the local Underground stop for The Montcalm hotel.

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