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!
British Theatre Guide
“A Fine Production”
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