the government inspector


In April 2016, The Government Inspector paid a visit to the New Wolsey Theatre.

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 building that church!

Surely the only possible solution is bribery; it seems to have resolved many a sticky situation for the Mayor and his team in the past! But a simple case of mistaken identity leads matters to spiral hysterically out of control. Could it be that they have met their match in the complicated business of deception?

This new staging of Nikolai Gogol’s play was part of the New Wolsey Theatre’s Ramps on the Moon project, which aimed to put more deaf and disabled people on stages, in audiences and in cultural workforces.

For more information about the wider project, visit Ramps on the Moon.

Planning a trip to Ipswich to see something at the New Wolsey? Find out what else to do at All About Ipswich.