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The Government Inspector

19th March to 25th June 2016

SUMMARY

Presented by Birmingham Repertory Theatre in association with Ramps On The Moon.

By Nikolai Gogol

Nominated for a Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre
2 cast members on stage in the 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.

This production will contain a creative use of Audio Description, Captioning and British Sign Language in all performances. Please contact the Ticket Sales team for more information.

GENRE

Play

RUNNING TIME

2h 45m

SUITABILITY

All

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