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Yes Prime Minister, starring Graham Seed and Michael Simkins, at Buxton Opera House, from March 13-17
Yes Prime Minister, starring Graham Seed and Michael Simkins, at Buxton Opera House, from March 13-17

PRODUCERS are counting on a full house when a Derbyshire theatre hosts a touring production of Yes, Prime Minister.

Buxton Opera House transforms into the House of Commons this week for an award-winning stage version of the much-loved television hit series.

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.

Graham Seed, who is best known as Nigel Pargeter in The Archers, plays the Prime Minister, supported by Michael Simkins as his Cabinet Secretary Sir Humphrey Appleby.

Yes, Prime Minister runs in Buxton from Tuesday, March 13, to Saturday, March 17. Tickets from £15 to £27.50.