A VIP visitor arrives at a village, and is soon the target of love and gossip. Julian Rhind-tutt stars in Gogol's farce.
A VIP visitor arrives at a village, and is soon the target of love and gossip.
by Nikolai Gogol
Translated by Alistair Beaton
Gogol's landmark nineteenth century satire on corruption and sleaze.
A penniless clerk is mistaken for a Government official by a corrupt town council.
Starring Toby Jones and Paul Ritter.
Khlestakov - Toby Jones
The Mayor - PAUL RITTER
Education Director - Jeremy Swift
Anna - Frances Barber
Osip/ Gendarme - Russell Tovey
Marya - Daisy Haggard
Dobchinsky - SEAN FOLEY
Bobchinsky - Mark Heap
Shopkeeper 2 / Postmaster - Paul Rider
Widow / Magistrate's Wife - CAROLINE GUTHRIE
Locksmith's Wife / Khlopov's Wife - Janice Acquah
Abdulin / Liuliukov - Jonathan Tafler
Mishka / Constable / Shopkeeper 1 - BENJAMIN ASKEW
Waiter / Doctor (German) / Ratakovsky - Matt Addis
Superintendent / Shopkeeper 3 / Korobkin - Stephen Hogan
Magistrate - Stephen Critchlow
Health Commissioner - Malcolm Tierney
Avdotya / Korobkin's Wife - LIZZIE WATTS
Producer - Sally Avens
Gogol's play from 1836 still delights audiences today with its satirical swipes at political self-serving, sleaze and vice.
A dazzling blend of preposterous characters and all-too-real situations, Nabokov called The Government Inspector the greatest play in the Russian language.
Gogol's satire on corruption and sleaze starring Toby Jones and Paul Ritter.