Yvonne Arnaud Theatre at Guildford, 14 February 2013

We enjoyed a hilarious time at the comedy Yes, Prime Minister on Valentine’s Day.  The play followed in the true traditions of the TV series, with the clash between the Prime Minister, Jim Hacker being his usual blundering, vain, self-serving and self-publicising personality.

Versus Sir Humphry, being incredibly intelligent, efficient, purposeful and effortlessly managing the mighty civil service machine whilst at the same time being arrogant, devious, deceitful and never missing the an opportunity to advance the welfare of his profession. and seeking to protect it against political interference.

All within the Whitehall Environment with a coalition government.

The plot was far fetched with convoluted oil pipelines, call-girls , kitchen maids and randy foreign diplomats. And the acting was superb, not only the verbal battles, but also physical with the prime Minister reduced to grovelling under his desk. And the script was entirely contemporary, quoting events which had happened the previous day.

And a free theatre programme and Valentines chocolates for the ladies. rounded off a very enjoyable afternoon at the theatre.

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