By Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn. Director: Tom Gutteridge. Playhouse, QPAC, 5 July 2011
Yes, Prime Ministeris a popular franchise, having spawned five television series, a radio series, three novels and now a West End stage adaptation, so it seems almost sacrilege to criticize what some people regard as one of the best British television comedies ever written. But there’s the rub. This is a television concept which doesn’t belong on a stage. Despite current references to global warming, carbon tax and underage sex, I found it long past its use-by date. Some jokes landed, but for most of the evening it was a barren landscape.