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The Watermill Young Company presents - THE GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR

By Nikolai Gogol
Adapted by Adrian Mitchell

Wed 14 Nov 2012 - Sat 17 Nov 2012

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

Performance Times
Wednesday to Friday at 7.30pm
Saturday at 6.30pm

Directed by Seamus Allen