The corrupt officials of a small Russian town are in a panic. There is to be a surprise visit from a government inspector. Will the courthouse be cleaned of wildfowl in time? Will the unsightly sick be vacated from the hospitals? Will the bribes be big enough? Unfortunately they’ve mistaken a penniless nobody for the Inspector and he’s going to take them for everything they’ve got.
The Watermill Young Company presents Gogol’s 1836 classic. A hilarious satire on human vanity and self-serving bureaucrats. Filled with preposterous characters and frenetic action this play revels in the absurdity of political corruption, a theme just as pertinent today as it ever was.
Tickets £11 and concessions £6.50
The Watermill Young Company is supported by The Dr Sackler and Theresa Sackler Foundation
Wednesday to Friday at 7.30pm
Saturday at 6.30pm