The Government Inspector
by Nikolai Gogol (adapted by David Harrower)
"Playing Up Theatre’s Production of Nikolai Gogol’s The Government Inspector, directed with style by Darian Nelson and Sophie Brooks is creative, witty and extremely funny – and even features a Dr Hook hit – in the play for all time"
About the play
Gogol’s deeply silly satire of small-town corruption offers a riotous portrait of rampaging self-delusion. When the crooked leadership of a provincial village discovers that an undercover inspector is coming to root out their commonplace corruption, the town weaves a web of bribery, lies, and utter madness. This biting satirical presentation of David Harrower's adaptation offers a hilarious reminder of the terrifying timelessness of bureaucracy and buffoonery.