By Andrew Gans
04 Jun 2013
|Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN|
Jonathan Lynn directs his and Antony Jay's award-winning comedy of political power and intrigue that has played three sold-out London West End seasons. Performances continue through July 14.
The cast features Stephen Caffrey as BBC Presenter; Brian George as The Kumranistani Ambassador; Dakin Matthews as Sir Humphrey Appleby, Cabinet Secretary; Jefferson Mays as Bernard Woolley, Principal Private Secretary; Michael McKean as Jim Hacker, The Prime Minister; Tara Summers as Claire Sutton, Special Policy Advisor; and Time Winters as The Director General of the BBC.
"This riotous, timely and sharply satirical new take on the British corridors of power is set against the backdrop of the collapsing Euro and austerity measures in a world of 24-hour news, smart phones, and ‘sexed up’ dossiers," according to press notes. Writers Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn also penned the award-winning BBC television series of the same name. Lynn directed the West End production.
The production also features set design by Simon Higlett, costume design by Kate Bergh, lighting design by Daniel Ionazzi and sound design by J. Cox and John Leonard.
Tickets are available in person at the Geffen Playhouse box office, via phone at (310) 208-5454 or online at geffenplayhouse.com.