“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 finishing his building programme.

The mayor and his bureaucrats need a way to resolve this disastrous situation. When a case of mistaken identity leads to matters spiralling out of control, surely the only reasonable solution is bribery?

Following her acclaimed productions of Of Mice And Men, Anita And Me and The King’s Speech, Roxana Silbert directs this ground-breaking new production of The Government Inspector. With innovative video projection and set design, Gogol’s satirical masterpiece is reinvigorated for 2016.

All performances of The Government Inspector are fully accessible, including a creative combination of sign language, audio description and captioning.

Reviews

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

★★★★
“Fantastic”
The Stage

★★★★
“Very funny”
Birmingham Mail

★★★★
“Don’t miss it”
The Reviews Hub

“A brilliant production”
Express & Star

“Hilarious”
WhatsOnStage

“Sparkling…smart and snappy”
Bum On A Seat

“Exceptional”
Sincerely, Amy

Audience Reactions

Audience Tweets

Preview Video

Teaser Trailers

Cast

Becky Barry Performer Interpreter
David Carlyle Mayor
Richard Clews Khlopov
Stephen Collins Bobchinsky
Rachel Denning Dobchinsky
Rebekah Hinds Superintendent/Sergeant’s Wife/Waiter/Legal Clerk
Daryl Jackson Performer Interpreter
Michael Keane Osip
Ewan Marshall Dr Gibner
Rhona McKenzie Locksmith’s Wife
Francesca Mills Maria
Robin Morrissey Khlestakov
Kiruna Stamell Anna
Simon Startin Zemlyanika
Jean St Clair Lyapkin-Tyapkin
Sophie Stone Postmaster
Aaron Virdee Mishka
Amanda Wright Audio Describer/Policewoman

Creatives

Roxana Silbert Director
Ewan Marshall Associate Director
Ti Green Designer
Chahine Yavroyan Lighting Designer
Timothy Bird AV Designer
Max and Ben Ringham Composers/Sound Designers
Ayse Tashkiran Movement Director
Daryl Jackson BSL Script Consultant
Polly Jerrold Casting Director
Milli Bhatia Assistant Director

Ramps On The Moon

Ramps On The Moon is a ground-breaking touring project which signals a change in the UK’s disability arts provision. Bringing together six major theatres, alongside strategic partner Graeae, it will change the way theatre made by and for Deaf and disabled people is seen. These companies are committed to putting 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. For more information, visit www.rampsonthemoon.co.uk.

Tour

Following its run here at The REP, The Government Inspector will tour to the following venues:

New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich 6-16 April
West Yorkshire Playhouse 20-30 April
Nottingham Playhouse 4-14 May
Theatre Royal Stratford East 18-28 May
The Everyman, Liverpool 1-11 June
Crucible Theatre, Sheffield 17-25 June

The Cast

Amanda Wright

Amanda Wright

Audio Describer/ Policewoman

Sophie Stone

Sophie Stone

Postmaster

Jean St Clair

Jean St Clair

Lyapkin-Tyapkin

Simon Startin

Simon Startin

Zemlyanika

Robin Morrissey

Robin Morrissey

Khlestakov

Rhona McKenzie

Rhona McKenzie

Locksmith’s Wife

Ewan Marshall

Ewan Marshall

Dr Gibner

Daryl Jackson

Daryl Jackson

Performer Interpreter

Rebekah Hinds

Rebekah Hinds

Superintendent/ Sergeant's Wife/Waiter

Rachel Denning

Rachel Denning

Dobchinsky

Stephen Collins

Stephen Collins

Bobchinsky

Becky Barry

Becky Barry

Performer Interpreter

Date Time Venue Notes Prices Booking

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  • The HOUSE is The REP’s largest auditorium, seating over 800 people. Wheelchair seating is available at the front and midway up on Row L.

    Built on democratic principals with no circle or boxes and with a saucer shaped rake, The HOUSE is designed so that all seats have a great view of the action.

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