Yes, Prime Minister Photo Feature

Cast of Yes Prime Minister. Image by David Wyatt

Melbourne’s Comedy Theatre has been transformed into the infamous country residence of the British Prime Minister, for the Australian Premiere of the hilarious comedy Yes, Prime Minister.

Starring Philip Quast as the suave and cynical Cabinet Secretary, Sir Humphrey Appleby, Mark Owen-Taylor as the embattled Prime Minister Jim Hacker, and John Lloyd Fillingham  and Jim’s hapless assistant, Bernard Woolley, the show commenced previews on January 31, 2012.’s David Wyatt attended a media call for the show and we are thrilled to bring our readers a special photo feature.


Written by Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn (who both penned the original television series), the play is set to once more reveal the awkward marriage between civil servants and politicians.

Yes, Prime Minister plays at the Comedy Theatre, Melbourne for 5 weeks only ahead of a national tour.

CANBERRA THEATRE, 7 performances from 21st March

THE SYDNEY THEATRE, 4 weeks from 4th April

HER MAJESTY’S THEATRE, 7 performances from 23rd May

HIS MAJESTY’S THEATRE, 8 performances from 31st May

Gold Coast:
ARTS CENTRE GOLD COST, 6 performances from 16th May

PLAYHOUSE, QPAC, 15 performances from 4th July

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Erin James

Erin James is's former Editor in Chief and a performer on both stage and screen. Credits include My Fair Lady, South Pacific and The King and I (Opera Australia), Love Never Dies and Cats (Really Useful Group), Blood Brothers (Enda Markey Presents), A Place To Call Home (Foxtel/Channel 7) and the feature film The Little Death (written and directed by Josh Lawson).

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