A COMEDY adapted from a classic TV series is taking centre stage in Keighley.

Yes, Prime Minister is the latest production from the town's playhouse.

Acclaimed as "hilarious and insightful", the play – directed by Robin Martin – will be performed at the Devonshire Street theatre from March 11 to 16.

Yes, Prime Minister – an adaptation from the 1980s television series by Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn – offers a satirical take on the inner workings of Government.

Set in the corridors of power at 10 Downing Street, the play follows Prime Minister Jim Hacker – played by Mark Rundle – and his cabinet secretary Sir Humphrey Appleby, portrayed by Michael Padgett, as they navigate the complexities of politics.

Joining them on stage are Harry Rundle as Bernard Woolley and Gill Stead as Claire Sutton.

Also, Mike Boothroyd takes on the role of Director General of the BBC, Mark Brown is TV news presenter Simon Chester, and Tim Steere is the Kumranistan ambassador.

A playhouse spokesperson says: "The UK is in crisis – debt is spiralling, unemployment is on the rise and the fragile coalition cabinet, led by Prime Minister Jim Hacker, is at breaking point.

"But salvation may exist in the form of a complex pipeline deal with the oil-rich country of Kumranistan, that would entitle the Government to a multi-trillion-pound loan.

"When the Kumranistan foreign secretary makes a shocking request of Jim's private secretary Bernard Woolley, moral considerations collide with the economic future of the nation. But how will Jim and his team – Bernard, cabinet secretary Sir Humphrey Appleby and special advisor Claire Sutton – reconcile the two? Political machinations, media manipulation and an appeal for divine intervention ensue.

"Director Robin Martin brings his wealth of experience and artistic vision to Yes, Prime Minister, promising audiences an evening of laughter, intrigue and sharp political satire."

Robin says: "We are thrilled to present Yes, Prime Minister to the community.

"The play offers a hilarious and insightful look into the world of politics, and our talented cast is sure to deliver a performance that will leave audiences laughing and thinking long after the curtain falls.

"Theatregoers are encouraged to secure their seats early for this highly anticipated production."

For further information and to book tickets, go to ticketsource.co.uk/keighley-playhouse/yes-prime-minister/e-lgeekd

Alternatively, call the box office on 07599 890769.

For more about the playhouse and other productions this season, visit keighleyplayhouse.co.uk