• The Government Inspector

The Government Inspector

Production Information

Wednesday 29 March 2017 to Saturday 1 April 2017 (4 performances)
at Hampton Hill Theatre, 90 High Street, Hampton Hill, United Kingdom

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!

The Government Inspector
by Nikolai Gogol
Version by David Harrower

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Role Name
The MayorBenedict Lejac
KhlestakovGwithian Evans
OsipDavid G
Anna AndreyevnaCaroline Bradshaw
Maria AntonovnaNathalie Chateaneuf
BobchinskyAnna Carlson
DobchinskyKarin Carlson
Lyapkin - TyapkinGabriel Burns
ZemlyanikaJennie Hilliard
KhlopovJoseph Evans
PostmasterLuke Williams
Police SuperintendentLena Haberfellner
Policewoman 1Elizabeth Ward
Policewoman 2Emmy Coates
The Locksmith's WifeRebecca Tarry
The Sergeant's WifeJoanna Leppink
Dr GibnerAlexander Farley
MishkaMary Rycroft
WaiterTimmy King
ShopkeeperAdam Parker
Meaghan Baxter
Charlotte Serrurier
Alice Carpenter
Alexander Farley
Mary Rycroft
Timmy King
EnsembleAdam Parker
Meaghan Baxter
Charlotte Serrurier
Alice Carpenter


Role Name
CO-DIRECTORMichael Bishop
ASSISTANT SMOlivia Wolfenden
Alice Metcalf
LIGHTINGMichael Bishop
SOUNDGeorge Ormisher