Jonathan Slinger

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Yes, Prime Minister

Role Bernard
Director Jonathan Lynn
Chichester Festival Theatre

Jonathan Lynn and Anthony Jay’s stage adaptation of their popular 1980s television series Yes, Prime Minister played as part of the 2010 Chichester Festival. The play, staged to coincide with the 30th Anniversary of the first broadcast episode of Yes, Minister follows British Prime Minister Jim Hacker as he attempts to unite his divided Cabinet, revive the economy and diffuse an international political crisis by preventing the collapse of a European Council conference.

Jonathan starred alongside David Haig and Henry Goodman, playing the Prime Minister's Private Secretary, Bernard Woolley: a man desperately trying to navigate the morally ambiguous waters of party politics and emerge with his soul and his conscience intact.

Yes, Prime Minister
Yes, Prime Minister
Yes, Prime Minister

Rubber-faced Jonathan Slinger makes Bernard a lovable character of high moral rectitude but little confidence - a finely balanced performance. Michael Sell
The Stage

Jonathan Slinger's brilliantly febrile Bernard, Jim's jumpy Principal Private Secretary, smooths over the cracks with impenetrable Latin tags. Michael Coveney
The Independent

Jonathan Slinger is a nerdish delight as the endlessly harassed, cruelly put upon private secretary Bernard. Charles Spencer
The Telegraph

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