Review of Yes, Prime Minister at Milton Keynes Theatre

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POLITICAL intrigue, global warming, underage sex and Blackberry’s are hardly topics befitting a 1980s BBC sitcom.

Yet this updated version of satirical comedy Yes, Prime Minister features all of these elements combined with high farce to create a contemporary classic show.

Graham Seed takes on the role of Jim Hacker and creates a prime minister full of bluster and good intention.

But he is manipulated by the charming Sir Humphrey Appleby played beautifully by Michael Simkins. It is the double act between these two characters which provides the laughs in the show.

With several topical jokes including one about dinner guests, Yes, Prime Minister remains as topical today it was back in the 1980s.

Review by Steve Mills

Yes, Prime Minister is on at Milton Keynes Theatre until Saturday. Tickets can be booked by calling 0844 871 7652 or visit