by Nikolai Gogol

Performed: Nov 2013

Director: Mark Burridge

Artwork for The Government Inspector
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When news arrives that a Government Inspector is on his way to a small Russian town the corrupt and complaisant local officials are thrown into a frenzy. In their panic, they mistake a gormless, penniless and down-on-his-luck skiver as the said Inspector – with hilarious results.

Widely held to be Russia’s greatest comedy, Nikolai Gogol’s timeless play is as fresh, feisty and funny today as it was at its first performance (it even inspired a famous episode of Fawlty Towers.) RoughCast’s fast-paced production relishes the play’s every farcical, satirical and hysterical twist and turn.