The Government Inspector - Chickenshed
Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle
DAREN Norris’ adaptation of Nikolia Gogal’s 1836 satirical play, The Government Inspector, runs at Chickenshed’s Studio Theatre from Friday, October 11 to Friday, October 25, 2013.
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 Gogol’s renowned play, The Government Inspector is an energetic comedy of manners and errors, with biting satire and madcap twists and turns, exposing the absurdity of the town’s all too recognisable characters.
Following the success of last autumn’s Can’t Pay? Won’t Pay!, The Government Inspector has been adapted especially for Chickenshed’s dynamic performance style, and promises to be a vibrant, funny and entertaining take on politics and society.
Two free events will accompany the show:
Inspecting the Inspector on Thursday, October 17 at 6.30pm (30 minutes pre-show) when director Jonny Morton and adaptor Daren Norris will talk and answer questions about the development of the prodution, from initial ideas through to rehearsals and finally performance.
Inspecting the Director on Monday, October 21 at 6.30pm (30 minutes pre-show) when director Jonny Morton discusses the challenges and opportunities of directing a classic text in Chickenshed’s unique performance style.
Tickets: £10, £8 concessions. To book, call the box office on 020 8292 9222, email: bookings@Chickenshed.org.uk or visit www.chickenshed.org.uk.
Times: Evenings performances at 7.30pm except Friday, October 25 at 8.30pm; Friday, October 11 matinee at 3.30pm; Thursday, October 17 matinee at 1pm; Saturday, October 19 matinee at 3.30pm and Friday, October 25 matinee at 5pm.
Captioned performance: Saturday, October 19 at 3.30pm.
Sign interpreted performance: Tuesday, October 22 at 7.30pm.