Failure. Inadequacy.


Sloppiness. Carelessness.


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)

Running Time

60 Minutes

Standard Pricing
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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