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Studio Theatre presents The Government Inspector by Nikolai Gogol

Fri 11 October 2013 - Fri 25 October 2013 Chickenshed Theatre, Chase Side, Southgate London, N14 4PE

Tickets: £10 (£8 concs)

Venue: Studio Theatre

The Government Inspector has been adapted by Daren Norris for performance by Chickenshed. Here are some of Daren's notes on the process:

'Gogol's classic text presents real challenges to perform in the Studio Theatre; an intense, at times exhausting play for actors, its comedy of manners and physical energy benefits from the intimate space the Studio Theatre provides, while the play's plot crescendos and sudden twists and turns expertly showcase the varied talents of the cast, drawn both from seasoned members and less experienced performers. Whether you are new to Gogol or an old friend, we hope you will enjoy this treatment of his 'Inspector' as much as we have enjoyed bringing it to you.'  

A group of small town money-grabbing officials get the shock of their lives when they learn that a Government Inspector is being dispatched to investigate their town and all its local dealings. But as panic and self-preservation set in, will anyone think to question the Inspector’s credentials?

Based on Nikolai Gogol’s renowned 1836 play, The Government Inspector is an energetic comedy of manners and errors, with biting satire and madcap twists and turns, exposing the absurdity and spiritual bankruptcy of the town’s all too recognisable characters.

Following the amazing success of last autumn’s Can’t Pay? Won’t Pay!, the play has been adapted especially for Chickenshed’s dynamic performance style, and promises to be a vibrant, funny and entertaining take on politics and society - that perhaps haven’t changed as much as we might have thought and hoped…

Written by Nikolai Gogol and adapted by Daren Norris for performance by Chickenshed.

Running time: Approx 2hrs 10mins (including interval)
Age recommendation: 10+

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