The Government Inspector
by Nikolai Gogol
produced by irrational theatre
adapted by Paula Chitty
As the lights flicker… it’s 1979 in Worsborough Dale.
A letter arrives…
announcing the arrival of a government inspector, incognito, and ready to root out the town’s rampant corruption, which sends the crooked council chairman and his bureaucrats into a panicked frenzy.
A web of lies and bribery follows in this comic satire of a small town’s utter madness, shadiness and self delusion.
Nobody is free from the taint of ravenous self-interest, bureaucracy, buffoonery and more. Their actions are held up to scorn and ridicule in this hilarious yet moral tale. irrational theatre presents a new play, adapted from Gogol’s great satire.
The Government Inspector by Nikolai Gogol
Directed by Paula Chitty
Design: Paula Chitty
Lighting Design: Adam Brooks and Bob Grover
Fiona Vivian, Richard Willmott, Elizabeth George, Richard Houghton-Evans, Jack Blue, Robert Mclachlan, Kieran Doyle, John Stivey, Bernard O’Sullivan