The original writers of the BBC series, Antony Jay & Jonathan Lynn, have reunited for this 30th anniversary production starring Henry Goodman as Sir Humphrey Appleby and David Haig as Jim Hacker.
Following a sell-out season at Chichester Festival Theatre, this critically-acclaimed production opens this September for a strictly limited season at London’s Gielgud Theatre.
Heading the coalition government, the PM is staring disaster in the face. The country is on the brink of financial meltdown There is just one grain of hope – a morally dubious deal with the Foreign Minister of Kumranistan.. But great institutions have a way of riding punches and bouncing back unscathed – will it prove so for Jim Hacker and his team of close advisors?
‘Jim Hacker and Sir Humphrey Appleby are back and in truly vintage form. The comedy remains as politically sharp and as blissfully funny as ever’ Daily Telegraph
Henry Goodman (Duet for One, Fiddler on the Roof, Feelgood, Chicago, Art, Richard III, The Merchant of Venice, Taking Woodstock and The Damned United) plays Sir Humphrey Appleby.
David Haig (Donkey’s Years, Mary Poppins, Hitchcock Blonde, Art, Dead Funny, The Thick of It and Four Weddings and a Funeral) plays Jim Hacker