Pardon Me, Prime Minister
Directed by Charlie Coombes
Our 2006 play (a farce) is by Edward Taylor and John Graham. It follows the story of a prime minister and his Scottish chancellor preparing a severeley punitive budget, which aims to tax out of existence amusements such as bingo, gambling and nightclubs..
Their policies are jepardised by the arrival of Shirley, an attractive young woman, who thtreatens to reveal the events of a merry post-conference night 20 years ago! which involved both men and Dora Springer, a night receptionsit..
Sybil, the prime minister’s wife, Jane Rothbrook, an attractive Fleet Street reporter and a red dress add to the mayhem as the prime minister, with the help of Campbell, his parlimentary private secretary, attempts to extract himself from the situation and save his career by persuading the chancellor to change the budget..