in a version by David Harrower
‘It’s not good, gentlemen. That’s why I’ve gathered you all here. An Inspector is coming…a Government Inspector!’
The Mayor is in a cold sweat. News has reached him of an imminent visit from a Government Inspector. His fear is well-founded as he has been somewhat lacking in his official duties. The hospital’s a health hazard, the school’s a war zone, the soldiers don’t have trousers to march in and he never quite got around to building that church!
Surely the only possible solution is bribery; it seems to have resolved many a sticky situation for the Mayor and his team in the past! But a simple case of mistaken identity leads matters to spiral hysterically out of control. Could it be that they have met their match in the complicated business of deception?
Gogol’s satirical masterpiece is a hilarious riot of corruption, lies and greed that has lost none of its original bite.
Suggested age guidance of 12+
This production includes occasional strong language
The Government Inspector is part of Ramps On The Moon: a ground-breaking touring project that signals a step change in disability arts provision in the UK. Bringing together seven major theatre companies, it will change the way theatre made by and for D/deaf and disabled people is seen. These companies are committed to: putting D/deaf and disabled artists and audiences at the centre of their work; to accelerate positive change, and stimulate awareness of disability issues within arts and culture.
Supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.