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The Government Inspector – Everyman Theatre, Liverpool

Writer: Nikolai Gogol Adapter: David Harrower Director: Roxana Silbert Reviewer: Jamie Gaskin The Government Inspector, written in 1835, is still very much a story for today.This joyous production of Gogol’s masterpiece offers a cavalcade of comic characters exuding the human frailty of self-interest at its finest.The pompous nature of the main characters is matched only by their gullibility and their ...

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The Government Inspector, Theatre Royal, Stratford East

Writer: Nikolai Gogol Adaptor: David Harrower Director: Roxana Silbert Reviewer: Edie Ranvier What’s the Russian for “omnishambles”? The Government Inspector is Nikolai Gogol’s 1836 satire about a small town whose corrupt officials are thrown into a panic by the news that an official is coming from St Petersburg to vet their management. Desperate to cover up their corruption and incompetence, ...

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The Government Inspector – West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

The Government Inspector, Image by Robert Day Rebekah Hinds (Superintendent), Jean St Clair (Lyapkin-Tyapkin) and Sophie Stone (Postmaster)

Writer: Nikolai Gogol adapted by David Harrower Director: Roxana Silbert Reviewer: Stephen Brennan Birmingham Repertory Theatre, in association with Ramps on the Moon, presents an innovative and accessible adaptation of Nikolai Gogol’s The Government Inspector. A skilled ensemble of actors tells the story of a remote Russian town nervously awaiting the arrival of an inspector from St. Petersburg. When a ...

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The Government Inspector – The HOUSE, Birmingham REP

The Government Inspector, Image by Robert Day Rebekah Hinds (Superintendent), Jean St Clair (Lyapkin-Tyapkin) and Sophie Stone (Postmaster)

Writer: NikolaiGogol, adapted by David Harrower Director: Roxana Silbert Reviewer: James Garrington   “More clouds of grey than any Russian play could guarantee.” Lyricist Ira Gershwin pretty much summed up the popular view of Russian drama when he wrote those words: dour, grey and downright depressing. Anyone who thinks that describes Russian theatre in its entirety, though, has clearly never ...

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16 For 2016: Jenny Sealey

Our series 16 for 2016, talking to Artistic Directors about the highlights and challenges of the last year, and the year ahead continues with Jenny Sealey of Graeae Theatre Company. Sealey joined Graeae as Artistic Director in 1997, she co-directed the London 2012 Paralympic Opening Ceremony alongside Bradley Hemmingsand is recognised as one of the leading voices on accessibility in ...

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The Government Inspector – The Cramphorn Theatre, Chelmsford

Writer: Nikolai Gogol Adaptor: Robin Colyer Director: Robin Colyer Reviewer: Michael Gray   This enterprising, Oxford-based company is on the road for the first time, with its acclaimed version of The Government Inspector. A very welcome addition to the roster of small-scale tours in the region. Robin Colyer’s madcap adaptation is set against sizeable screens, gaily painted as if by ...

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The Government Inspector – Brewery Theatre, Tobacco Factory Theatres, Bristol

Writer: Nikolai Gogol Adaptor: Robin Colyer Director: Robin Colyer Reviewer: Joan Phillips This hilarious adaptation of Gogol’s The Government Inspector by Flintlock Theatre is not to be missed. The original, satirical messages about the corruption, greed and bureaucratic stupidity of 19th century Russia are retained, but this is an ingenious version full of comical farce. Formed in 2012, this is ...

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In Cahoots– Bridewell Theatre, London

Writer: Melissa Reeves Director: Emma J Leaver Reviewer: Ann Bawtree   Founded by Members of the legal and financial institutions of the City of London in 1905 and amateur in the best sense of the word, Sedos (Stock Exchange Dramatic and Operatic Society) has produced high quality theatre continuously ever since, except for short periods during the two World Wars. ...

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