One of the original writers of political satire Yes Minister is bringing another government drama to the Cambridge Arts Theatre stage.

I'm Sorry Prime Minister I Can't Quite Remember is written by BAFTA-award winning Jonathan Lynn, who is returning to his much-loved characters following the sad passing of his long-time writing partner Antony Jay in 2016.

Yes Minister characters Jim Hacker and Sir Humphrey Appleby are back for this final chapter of the series, which sees the pair in their old age facing up to life after their exit from public service.

Former Prime Minister Jim Hacker longs to see out his days from his grand Master's Lodge at Hacker College, Oxford. However the College Fellowship and students have very different ideas, and the threat of eviction looms large.

Holed up in his new home, Jim finds himself - as ever- in the midst of a set of problems mainly of his own making.

Unsure how to cope, he calls on his old and not-so-loyal Permanent Secretary Sir Humphrey Appleby for assistance.

Comedy and chaos ensues from this classic partnership, with a touching portrayal of two old sparring partners desperately trying to figure out the modern world and work out their place in it.

In doing so, the duo discovers friendship and empathy, as well as learning a few hard lessons about life.

Clive Francis stars in the play as Sir Humphrey Appleby. His theatre credits include 'Tis Pity She's a Whore and A Small Family Business (for which he won the Clarence Derwent award) at the National Theatre.


He has also appeared in Three Hours After MarriageTroilus and Cressida and A Christmas Carol with the Royal Shakespeare Company.

His numerous television appearances include Bridgerton, David Copperfield, Poldark and as Lord Salisbury in The Crown.

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Performances take place from Tuesday, November 21 to Saturday, November 25 at 7.30pm, with matinée performances on the Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday.

All ticket prices include a £3 per ticket booking fee.