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    Spring 2017 :: The Government Inspector :: Reading/Auditions

    YAT will next meet at St Peter & St Paul Church Hall, Teddington from 8pm on Thursday 5 January 2017 where we will be holding a discussion and reading for our Spring production, The Government Inspector.

    by Nikolai Gogol
    Version by David Harrower
    Directed by Josh Clarke and Michael Bishop

    Thursday 5 January (8pm - 10pm)
    St Peter and St Paul Church, Teddington

    The corrupt and bitter Mayor of a small Russian provincial town (“A pimple on God's arse”) awakens suddenly after having ghoulish nightmares of two black rats visiting him in the night. He soon discovers that his town is to be visited by a Government Inspector from St Petersburg travelling incognito. The Mayor is beside himself as he knows that the ingrained corruption, which permeates every facet of bureaucratic life in his district, is going to be brutally exposed and his neck will be on the line. He learns that a man who fits the description is staying at the local inn and he and his cronies decide to do all they can to impress him. The play is a Comedy of Errors satirising human greed, stupidity, and the extensive political corruption of Imperial Russia. Subtlety is not at the forefront of this lively comedy, expect big, bold, bright and bizarre characters and a stage that fizzes with vitality, creativity and fun. After recently having successful runs at The Young Vic, Theatre Royal Stratford East and Southwark Playhouse, YAT brings Gogol’s highly entertaining classic to life on stage, at the Hampton Hill Theatre in March!

    Monday 9 and Tuesday 10 January (7.30pm - 10pm)
    St Peter and St Paul Church, Teddington

    Two nights of auditions to give you the best opportunity to take part, you only need to attend one of these nights.

    Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout January/February/March (7.30pm - 10pm, Thursdays start at 8pm)
    Mostly at St Peter and St Paul Church, Teddington

    These will be flexible depending on people's availability. Bring your diary to the auditions!

    Wednesday 29 March to Saturday 1 April 2017 (7.45pm)
    Hampton Hill Theatre

    Four performances on the main house stage at Hampton Hill Theatre, let’s make it a cracking show!

    Click here for the official YAT Facebook audition event

    If you want to take part in this production but may have difficulty attending the auditions then please register your interest by contacting us on 0844 740 1970 or visit our Get in touch page.