Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company in association with Ramps On The Moon present

The Government Inspector

By Nikolai Gogol, adapted by David Harrower

Wednesday 4 - Saturday 14 May 2016

Main House - Tickets: £10.50 - £28.50

Details

“A truly outstanding production”

Nottingham Post

“It’s not good, gentlemen. That’s why I’ve gathered you all here. An Inspector is coming…a Government Inspector!”

The Mayor is in a cold sweat. News has reached him of an imminent visit from a Government Inspector.

His fear is well-founded as he has been somewhat lacking in his official duties. The hospital’s a health hazard, the school’s a war zone, the soldiers don’t have trousers to march in and he never quite got around to building that church!

Surely the only possible solution is bribery; it seems to have resolved many a sticky situation for the Mayor and his team in the past! But a simple case of mistaken identity leads matters to spiral hysterically out of control. Could it be that they have met their match in the complicated business of deception?

Gogol’s satirical masterpiece is a riot of corruption, lies and greed that has lost none of its original bite.

An extra £1 charge will be added to your order if you would like your tickets posted to you.

“Magnificently fresh and innovative” ★★★★★

What’s On

“A resounding success” ★★★★

The Guardian

“Exciting, inventive, hilarious” ★★★★

The Stage

Tickets for Disabled Patrons

Tickets for a disabled patron and one companion cost £4.75 – £14.25 each. To book these tickets please call our Box Office on 0115 941 9419.

All performances are fully accessible and include BSL interpretation, Captioning and Audio Description. For more information on these services please visit our Access pages.

Hear about The Government Inspector

Audio TrackThe Government Inspector

Insight Pack

“It’s dark, it’s funny and it’s existential” – director Roxana Silbert describes the play in three words. Read the full interview and more in The Government Inspector Insight Pack.

Ramps On The Moon

Ramps On The Moon is a ground-breaking touring project that signals a step change in disability arts provision in the UK. Bringing together seven major theatre companies, it will change the way theatre made by and for D/deaf and disabled people is seen. These companies are committed to: putting D/deaf and disabled artists and audiences at the centre of their work; to accelerate positive change, and stimulate awareness of disability issues within arts and culture.

Dates & Times

The Government Inspector - Wed 4 May 7:45pm Wed 4 May Main House 7:45pm Captioned Performance Sign Interpreted Hot Night Audio Described Performance £10.50 - £28.50
The Government Inspector - Thu 5 May 7:00pm Thu 5 May Main House 7:00pm Captioned Performance Sign Interpreted Press Night Audio Described Performance £10.50 - £28.50
The Government Inspector - Fri 6 May 7:45pm Fri 6 May Main House 7:45pm Captioned Performance Sign Interpreted Audio Described Performance £10.50 - £28.50
The Government Inspector - Sat 7 May 2:30pm Sat 7 May Main House 2:30pm Captioned Performance Sign Interpreted Audio Described Performance £10.50 - £28.50
The Government Inspector - Sat 7 May 7:45pm Sat 7 May Main House 7:45pm Captioned Performance Sign Interpreted Audio Described Performance £10.50 - £28.50
The Government Inspector - Tue 10 May 7:45pm Tue 10 May Main House 7:45pm Captioned Performance Post Show Talk Sign Interpreted Audio Described Performance £10.50 - £28.50
The Government Inspector - Wed 11 May 7:45pm Wed 11 May Main House 7:45pm Captioned Performance Sign Interpreted Audio Described Performance £10.50 - £28.50
The Government Inspector - Thu 12 May 1:30pm Thu 12 May Main House 1:30pm Captioned Performance Sign Interpreted Audio Described Performance £10.50 - £28.50
The Government Inspector - Thu 12 May 7:45pm Thu 12 May Main House 7:45pm Captioned Performance Sign Interpreted Audio Described Performance £10.50 - £28.50
The Government Inspector - Fri 13 May 7:45pm Fri 13 May Main House 7:45pm Captioned Performance Sign Interpreted Audio Described Performance £10.50 - £28.50
The Government Inspector - Sat 14 May 7:45pm Sat 14 May Main House 7:45pm Captioned Performance Sign Interpreted Audio Described Performance £10.50 - £28.50

Reviews

“A truly outstanding production”
Nottingham Post

“A superb, highly inventive and comical production” ★★★★★
East Midlands Theatre

“I sat behind a group of Year 11 students. They were spell-bound. Now that’s a better measure of this show’s worth than any words that I can weave!”
Theatre World

“Fresh, vibrant and relevant”
Nottingham Live

“Magnificently fresh and innovative” ★★★★★
What’s On

“A resounding success” ★★★★
The Guardian

“Exciting, inventive, hilarious” ★★★★
The Stage

“Very funny” ★★★★
Birmingham Mail

“Hilarious”
What’s On Stage

“The Government Inspector as you’ve never seen it before”
The Telegraph

“Don’t miss it” ★★★★
The Reviews Hub

“A multilingual masterpiece”
Love Midlands Theatre

“A brilliant production”
Express & Star/Native Monster

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