Shifting Sands Theatre

The Government Inspector!

by Nikolai Gogol

Guildhall Theatre

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Thu 14 Mar

Tickets: £12.75 - £6.38 More price information

Running Time: 1 hour 55 minutes - approximate, including any interval(s).

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About the event

An hilarious, accessible comedy where, desperate to keep the supposed Government Inspector happy, everyone loses their moral compass,

The Mayor of a small town is in a cold sweat. News has reached him of an imminent investigation by a high-ranking government official who is travelling incognito – The Government Inspector!

The town’s officials are thrown into a panicked frenzy. They waste no time to cover up the misdirected contracts, misuse of public money, the bribes, fiddled expenses, abuses of office … corruption that has been going on for years!

Matters spiral hysterically out of control when they believe that a stranger in the town is the real Government Inspector.

Dubious political deals, mishandled money, bribery, political panic  – sounds familiar?

The Government Inspector written in 1835 by Gogol is an hilarious satire about corruption in a world where, increasingly desperate to hide their wrongdoings and keep the supposed Government Inspector happy, everyone loses their moral compass. Shifting Sands update Gogol to create an hilarious, irreverent comedy rich in clowning and physical comedy.

Dates & Tickets

The Government Inspector!

Thu 14 Mar 2019, 7:30pm

£12.75 - £6.38

Prices & Offers

£12.75 - £6.38

Concessions: £10.75 - £5.38

Concessions are typically available to over 60s, under 16s, students, unemployed and disabled people. Click through to Buy Tickets for individual prices and availability. Please note that proof may be required on collection of tickets or on entry to the auditorium.