Classic theatre comedy on stage in Sheffield

A ground-breaking new production of Gogol's hilarious satire The Government Inspector comes to the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield next month.

Thursday, 26th May 2016, 4:04 pm
Updated Thursday, 26th May 2016, 4:13 pm
The Government Inspector, coming to the Crucible in Sheffield

In the famous story, 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 finishing his building programme.

Surely the only possible solution is bribery! This seems to have resolved many a complex situation for the mayor and his bureaucrats in the past. But a case of mistaken identity leads to matters spiralling out of control...

Following her acclaimed productions of The King’s Speech and Of Mice And Men, Roxana Silbert directs this original new production of The Government Inspector for Birmingham Repertory Theatre.

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With innovative video projection and set design and creatively-integrated audio description, captioning and British Sign Language, Gogol’s satirical masterpiece is reinvigorated for 2016, as part of the Ramps On The Moon project.

Utilising the skills, diversity and combined energy of an ensemble cast of disabled and non-disabled actors, Ramps On The Moon aims to achieve a change in the employment and artistic opportunities for disabled performers and creative teams, changing the way that theatre made by and for deaf and disabled people is seen.

The show is at the Crucible from Friday June 17 to Saturday 25. Box office: at the theatre, online at,uk or cal 0114 249 6000.