The Government Inspector
By Nicolai Gogol
Translated & adapted by Alistair Beaton
Directed by Marcus Whitfield
16 - 23 July
“It’s no good blaming the mirror if the mug’s cracked”
A comedy of errors relevant for our time. This rumbunctious romp of a political satire centres around the corrupt officials of a small Russian town, thrown into panic at the news that an incognito government official is arriving to carry out an inspection.
Nikolai Gogol’s 19th century play bursts with comic tension and is liberally injected with contemporary references in this energetic translation and adaptation by Alistair Beaton.