Who can forget the magnificent writing and actors in the “Yes, Minister” and “Yes, Prime Minister” series? The Machiavellian machinations of permanent secretary Sir Humphrey Appleby, usually employed in direct contrast to the wishes and plans of minister James Hacker, with private secretary Bernard Woolley caught in the middle, are stuff of legend.
Now, the loquacious linguistics with which many are familiar, are coming to the Cayman stage. The Cayman Drama Society brings “Yes, Minister” to the Prospect Playhouse on Sept. 15, running through Oct. 1. Why are we mentioning this before August is even here? Because in a rare move, the CDS is offering early bird tickets at a discounted rate. Sir Humphrey would probably be horrified, which is precisely why you should jump on this deal before it disappears.
Adult tickets, usually priced at $25, are $20, and student/child tickets, regularly $15, are only $12, for a limited time.
The play has been adapted for the local stage by Chuck and Barrie Quappe, and promises to be a witty night out with nonstop laughs.
Since recent shows at the playhouse have sold out in advance, this is your chance to ensure you get a seat, and at a great price.
Before “Yes, Minister” opens, patrons will have a chance to see the Cambridge American Stage Tour, performing “As You Like It” from Sept. 2-5. Then the Cambridge Footlights group returns for its second year for three evening performances from Sept. 26-28.
The response to the Footlights show last year was extraordinary, so expect this to sell out early!
“West End Wanderlust” comes along at the end of October, and finally, “A Playhouse Family Christmas” – a local tradition – is back on Nov. 18, running on the weekends through Dec. 4.
Visit the Cayman Drama Society website at www.cds.ky for your early bird tickets and for more information on this and other shows.