Government Inspector


In a version by DAVID HARROWER

Part of the Sedos Summer Festival plus Sedos on tour in Edinburgh

15-18 July 2014 in London; 17-25 August 2014 in Edinburgh

Don't blame the mirror if your face is lopsided.

Russia, 1970. Sex crazed, greedy and idiotic, the local government rules over a bleak isolated town with an iron fist. When they receive warning that an incognito government inspector is en route to investigate, panic duly ensues. This dandified stranger demands bribes, flirts with the mayor’s wife and seduces his daughter. Everyone is riled up but relieved when he finally leaves. But then comes a
dismaying letter...

Gogol's biting satire was first published in 1836 but still holds a very tarnished mirror up to our own "greed is good" culture. He presents a world where there is little justice or hope for the underdog. It is perhaps surprising then, that Government Inspector is one of finest comic plays of the 19th century. Gogol believed that his play should educate and entertain simultaneously and the best way to get a message across was through laughter. It is this ethos that we wish to carry out with our production.


POSTMISTRESS | Valerie Antwi
THE MAYOR | Alexander Baker
AVDOTYA | Aurora Sumner-Spencer
OSIP | Adam Lines
KHLOPOV | David Miller
ZEMLYANIKA | Emma Masding
ANNA | Paula Mount
KHLESTAKOV | Benjamin Press
MARIA | Sarah Ratner
BOBCHINSKY | Will de Renzy-Martin
DOBCHINSKY | Christopher Warren


| Zoe Thomas-Webb
PRODUCER | Kaytie Lee
ASSISTANT PRODUCER | Stephanie Urquhart
SET DESIGN | Crispin Thomas
STAGE MANAGER | Laura Graham-Matheson

Bridewell Theatre and Monkey House at ZOO Venues

  • Tuesday 15 July 2014 7.30pm
  • Wednesday 16 July 2014 7.30pm
  • Thursday 17 July 2014 7.30pm
  • Friday 18 July 2014 7.30pm
  • Sunday 17 August 2014 2.30pm
  • Monday 18 August 2014 2.30pm
  • Tuesday 19 August 2014 2.30pm
  • Wednesday 20 August 2014 2.30pm
  • Thursday 21 August 2014 2.30pm
  • Friday 22 August 2014 2.30pm
  • Saturday 23 August 2014 2.30pm
  • Sunday 24 August 2014 2.30pm
  • Monday 25 August 2014 2.30pm