A Young Vic / Warwick Arts Centre co-production
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ‘Tremendous... a bravura display of comic acting’ Metro
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ‘Magnificent and bizarre’ What's on Stage
★ ★ ★ ★ 'Gloriously grotesque and brilliantly funny' The Independent
★ ★ ★ ★ ‘Thrillingly original... Barratt's delivery is perfectly judged’ Evening Standard
★ ★ ★ ★ ‘Kyle Soller is extraordinary’ The Guardian
‘An unforgettable, exuberant, virtuoso interpretation’ The Observer
‘Doon Mackichan is magnificent’ Daily Express
The news that a government inspector is due to arrive in a small Russian town sends its bureaucrats into a panicked frenzy. A simple case of mistaken identity exposes the hypocrisy and corruption at the heart of the town in this biting moral satire.
Multiple Olivier Award winners Richard Jones (Annie Get Your Gun; The Good Soul of Szechuan; Anna Nicole) and David Harrower (Blackbird; Knives in Hens), Evening Standard Award-winning set designer Miriam Buether (Earthquakes in London; Sucker Punch) and Tony Award-nominated costume designer Nicky Gillibrand (Anna Nicole; Billy Elliot) team up for a new version of this classic comedy.
Featuring celebrated comic actors Julian Barratt (The Mighty Boosh) and Doon Mackichan (Smack the Pony), plus the ‘superb’ Kyle Soller (Daily Telegraph on The Glass Menagerie).
Cast and Creatives
Direction Richard Jones | Design Miriam Buether | Costume Nicky Gillibrand | Light Mimi Jordan Sherin | Music & Sound David Sawer | Casting Julia Horan CDG
With Julian Barratt, Steven Beard, Louise Brealey, Jack Brough, Fergus Craig, Buffy Davis, Callum Dixon, Amanda Lawrence, Doon Mackichan, Bruce MacKinnon, Eric MacLennan, Simon Müller, Graham O’Mara, Kyle Soller, David Webber
Direction Richard Jones
Design Miriam Buether
Costume Nicky Gillibrand
Light Mimi Jordan Sherin
Music & Sound David Sawer
Casting Julia Horan CDG
Julian Barratt, Steven Beard, Louise Brealey, Jack Brough, Fergus Craig, Buffy Davis, Callum Dixon, Amanda Lawrence, Doon Mackichan, Bruce MacKinnon, Eric MacLennan, Simon Müller, Graham O’Mara, Kyle Soller, David Webber
Barratt's break - from Mighty Boosh to nightly boards. The Independent's heads up on Government Inspector.
Time Out's Andrzej Lukowski talks to Julian Barratt about the show.
Doon Mackichan tells Metro's Claire Allfree 'I no longer care if I look like a prat.'
Director Richard Jones interviewed in the Evening Standard.