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Join Stage 65 on a hilarious trip through mistaken identity and sinister dealings

Government Inspector
15 March 2017

Salisbury Playhouse’s Stage 65 Youth Theatre will perform its latest production, Government Inspector, in The Salberg at Salisbury Playhouse from Thursday 20 to Saturday 22 April.

Set in Russia, the bureaucrats in a small town are sent into a frenzy when they receive the news that a government inspector is on his way. A simple case of mistaken identity exposes the hypocrisy and corruption at the heart of the town in this biting moral satire. Originally written in 1836 by Nikolai Gogol, this version has been adapted by David Harrower.

Government Inspector has been created by a group of 40 16-22 year olds in both onstage and backstage roles and is directed by Salisbury Playhouse’s Youth Theatre Director, Dave Orme.  It is designed by Hannah Wolfe, whose recent designs include Peer Gynt and Clause 39 for Stage 65 Youth Theatre and Robin Hood at the egg in Bath, with lighting by Jon Roache.

Director Dave Orme says “Government Inspector is known to be one of the most biting and hilarious satires ever put on the stage. Harrower’s adaptation is fresh and modern and launches it into the context of today.”

Government Inspector is a comical trip around corrupt leaders, foppish buffoons and sinister dealings in a comic masterpiece given an edgy new retelling. It runs in The Salberg for just four performances from Thursday 20 to Saturday 22 April and is kindly sponsored by Fletcher & Partners. For tickets or more information please contact the Ticket Office on 01722 320333 or visit the show page.