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A Government Inspector


 

Adapted by Deborah McAndrew from the original play by Nikolai Gogol

Directed and Composed by Conrad Nelson

Northern Broadsides in partnership with Harrogate Theatre

‘Where there’s muck there’s brass’ … and this hysterically funny tale of misdeeds, misadventure and mistaken identity has plenty of both.

In a small Pennine town a flashy young stranger is mistaken for the Government Inspector.  The town’s unscrupulous Councillors, fearing discovery of their corrupt goings-on, do all they can to ingratiate themselves. Bribes, backhanders and brown envelopes abound and the stranger, who has an eye for a quick buck, takes full advantage with hilarious results.

Who better to breathe life and vigour into this barmy story than Northern Broadsides, one of the country’s finest and best-loved touring theatre companies. If you like your humour broad, your references topical, your heart warmed and your brass ‘live’, look no further than A Government Inspector. Absurdly funny, clever and strangely familiar, you’ll never trust your local authority again … if you ever did that is!

 

 

Whats On Stage

 

The Guardian

The Independent

Yorkshire Post

British Theatre Guide

“A Fine Production”

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Harrogate Harrogate Theatre Oxford   Street, Harrogate, North   Yorkshire, HG1 1QF 7th  to 22nd September 2012

Theatre Royal Winchester Jewry Street, Winchester, SO23 8SB. 25th to 29th  September 2012

Everyman Cheltenham Regent Street, Cheltenham, GL50 1HQ 2nd to 6th October   2012

The Dukes Moor Lane, Lancaster, LA1 1QE 1QE 9th to 13th October   2012

Stephen Joseph Theatre Westborough, Scarborough, YO11 1JW 16th to 20th October   2012

Lawrence Batley Theatre Queens Square, Huddersfield, HD1 2SP 24th to 27th October   2012

New Vic Theatre Etruria Road, Newcastle u Lyme, ST5 0JG 6th to 10th November   2012

Liverpool Playhouse Williamson Square, Liverpool, L1 1EL 13th to 17th November 2012

The Viaduct Dean Clough, Halifax, HX3 5AX 20th to 24th November   2012

York Theatre Royal St Leonards Place, York, YO1 7HD 27th to 1st December 2012