YES, Prime Minister: a familiar title to many that will need little explanation. If the names Jim Hacker and Sir Humphrey bring a smile to your face then you’ll know what to expect from this classic comedy. If the title is new to you then you can look forward to witty dialogue, cutting insights into political dealings, and a very funny plot.

Written in 2010 by the writers of the original TV series, Anthony Jay and Jonathan Lynn, this production takes into account contemporary changes while also demonstrating that in the world of politics, as in elsewhere, the more things change the more they stay the same. It’s broadly a faithful adaption by the authors, hence perfect for anyone who remembers the original, anyone interested in politics and everyone who wants a great comedy night out! It’s proving popular, and tickets are selling fast, so do book soon to avoid disappointment. It runs from Wednesday, July 11 to Saturday, July 21

Also proving popular is the return of the Haley Sisters and Jester, who bring their High on Harmony collaboration for another delightful evening of music in the Playhouse’s Wildman Studio. This will be their third Wildman visit, enchanting audiences and growing their loyal group of fans. The exquisite musical combination of The Haley Sisters and Jester B will bring back memories through their acoustic-driven songs – some classic, others self-penned. Jester B start the evening, after which The Haley Sisters (featuring Brian ‘Slider’ Smith) take over. The show culminates with both acts together, performing some of the best-loved songs from the recent past. If your interests lie in top quality songs performed to the highest standard, then don’t miss this show.

If you’re reading this on publication date, then you may be in time to get a ticket for Talking Stock’s production of Alan Stockdill’s play The Last Memory, which plays in the Wildman Studio on Friday, June 29, only. The play features as cast of just two, playing Ernest, recently diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, and his daughter Lynne. The pair plan to retain who Ernest is and leave a vital imprint through Lynne, as the keeper of his memory. The one-act play follows them through this time of hope, fear, smiles, strength and tears.

It’s a powerful play with many discussion points, and will be followed by a Q&A with the writer/director and actors. Audience members wishing to do so will be invited to share their own experience of the effects of dementia on their own family and friends. Tickets are just £5, and all proceeds from ticket sales will go to local dementia charities.

To book for any events or productions please call 01943 609 539 or go to

Claire Emmott