Negligence. Incompetence. Denial.
Why would a Government fear a Government Inspector?
Splendid Productions present a new creative adaptation of 'The Government Inspector', an 1836 comedy written by Nickolai Gogol.
The play is a satirical prod at power, privilege, corruption and classism in a provincial town whose public servants are told they are to be assessed by an anonymous official: The Government Inspector.
At the same time, an idiotic aristocratic stranger arrives, setting the stage for an escalating masterclass in political farce.
In Splendid's adaptation, a highly skilled cast of three populate a town-full of panicking officials, dismayed citizens and feckless fantasists in a fast-paced, one-hour performance which asks: if absolute power corrupts absolutely, what happens when you only have a tiny bit of power?
***** “frankly brilliant” Three Weeks (Woyzeck)
**** “absolutely hilarious… a masterclass in Epic Theatre” The Reviews Hub (The Oresteia)
**** "a joyous celebration of humanity, and a triumph of physical theatre" The List (Everyman)
|Thu 7 March 2024||4.30pm and 7.00pm||£13.00|
|Access Membership||Companion seats 75% discount at all performances|
|Schools/Young People's Group 10+||£3.00 off and one free supervisor with every 20 tickets|
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