THEATRE A Government Inspector Stephen Joseph theatre reviews Scarborough UK REVIEWS

A Government Inspector

The Round
Stephen Joseph Theatre
Scarborough
ENGLAND

Things never change

Northern Broadsides put their unusual slant on Nikolo Gogol's tale of unwitted corruption that can occur in local government by the participants not being up to the job. The audience at the Stephen Joseph theatre, Scarborough certainly enjoyed themselves recognising it home grown instances. Northern Broadsides put their unusual slant on Nikolo Gogol's tale of unwitted corruption that can occur in local government by the participants not being up to the job. The audience at the Stephen Joseph theatre, Scarborough certainly enjoyed themselves recognising it home grown instances.

A cast of fourteen gave a taste of their talents of how the locals panic at the hint of a government official arriving to inspect their "goings on" and almost always getting the wrong conclusion with dire results. It takes a piece of master writing like this to make them aware that they do it all the time and never learn any better from their experiences.

A rewrite to bring the play up to date by Deborah McAndrew gives the same old story the same ending with the help of Conrad Nelson giving direction. A cast of fourteen gave a taste of their talents of how the locals panic at the hint of a government official arriving to inspect their "goings on" and almost always getting the wrong conclusion with dire results. It takes a piece of master writing like this to make them aware that they do it all the time and never learn any better from their experiences.

A rewrite to bring the play up to date by Deborah McAndrew gives the same old story the same ending with the help of Conrad Nelson giving direction. Northern Broadsides put their unusual slant on Nikolo Gogol's tale of unwitted corruption that can occur in local government by the participants not being up to the job. The audience at the Stephen Joseph theatre, Scarborough certainly enjoyed themselves recognising it home grown instances.

A cast of fourteen gave a taste of their talents of how the locals panic at the hint of a government official arriving to inspect their "goings on" and almost always getting the wrong conclusion with dire results. It takes a piece of master writing like this to make them aware that they do it all the time and never learn any better from their experiences.

A rewrite to bring the play up to date by Deborah McAndrew gives the same old story the same ending with the help of Conrad Nelson giving direction.

Enjoy a night out at the theatre if this company comes your way with their unusual take on the classics. © BA

“A Government Inspector” is at the Round, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough from the 16th October to the 20th of October, 2012. Box Office Telephone: 01723 370541. Ticket prices: Adults £10 - £24.50. The lift should be working at least 15 minutes before the curtain rises.

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