‘Where there’s muck there’s brass’
...and this hysterically funny tale of misdeeds, misadventure and mistaken identity has plenty of both!
In a small Pennine town a flashy young stranger is mistaken for a Government Inspector. The town’s unscrupulous Councillors do all they can to ingratiate themselves. Bribes, backhanders and brown envelopes abound and the stranger, who has an eye for a quick buck, takes full advantage with hilarious results.
If you like your humour broad, your references topical, your heart warmed and your brass ‘live’, look no further than A Government Inspector. Absurdly funny, clever and strangely familiar, you’ll never trust your local authority again.
By Nikolai Gogol, adapted by Deborah MacAndrew
“Politically sharp and hilarious.” The Observer on Northern Broadsides' Accidental Death of An Anarchist.
A Northern Broadsides production in partnership with Harrogate Theatre www.northern-broadsides.co.uk
A Government Inspector
Tue 13 Nov to Sat 17 Nov at the Playhouse
Evenings: 7.30pm (Except Wed 14 Nov)
Preview: Tue 13 Nov
Matinées: Thu 15 Nov at 1.30pm / Sat 17 Nov at 2pm
Twilight: Wed 14 Nov at 5.30pm
Tickets: £12 - £21
Running time: 2hr 40 mins (inc interval)
Afterwords: Wed 14 Nov
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