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The Government Inspector

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Roddy Doyle 

  • Adapted / Translated From

    Nikolai Gogol 

  • Author Notes

    A new version of Gogol's 19th century satire.

  • Synopsis

    The Mayor, the Judge, the Chief of Police and a host of the crooked characters are in an awful tailspin as a visit from a government inspector looms large on their town. It’s all brown envelopes and bribes as this befuddled group frantically try to keep the show on the road at all costs. But could a case of mistaken identity sabotage their efforts?

  • Play Type

    Adaptation/Translation

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    20

  • Cast Size Female

    7

  • Cast Notes

    The original production featured some cast doubling.

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Superintendent Gary Cooke
Khlestakov Ciaran O'Brien
Osip Joe Hanley
Anna Andreyevna Marion O'Dwyer
Bobchinsky Mark Doherty
Mayor Don Wycherley
Trader Stephen Swift
Korobkhin Stephen Swift
Dobchinsky Peter Daly
Chief of Police Karl Quinn
Abdulin Karl Quinn
Commissioner Rory Nolan
Postmaster Damian Kearney
Avdotya Clare Barrett
Locksmith's Wife Clare Barrett
Superintendent's Wife Clare Barrett
Doctor Huebner Jonathan Gunning
Prokhorev Jonathan Gunning
Maria Antonovna Liz Fitzgibbon
Trader Robert Bannon
Mishka Robert Bannon
Judge Michael Glenn Murphy
Lady Nyree Yergainharsian
Sergeant's Wife Nyree Yergainharsian
Constable Svistunov Daithí Mac Suibhne
Servant James Murphy (1)
Trader James Murphy (1)
Production Team  
Director Jimmy Fay
Set Designer Conor Murphy
Lighting Designer Kevin Treacy
Costume Designer Catherine Fay
Voice Director Andrea Ainsworth
Choreographer Liz Roche
Fight Director Donal O'Farrell
Composer Denis Clohessy
Assistant Director Oonagh Murphy
Assistant Designer Áine McNelis
Deputy Stage Manager Tara Furlong
Assistant Stage Manager Deirdre McClean
Company Stage Manager Kevin Mullery
Set Construction Liverpool Scenic Workshop
Graphic Design Zero- G
Illustrator Martyn Turner
Rehearsal Photography Patrick Redmond
Production Photography Ros Kavanagh
Sign Language Interpreter Amanda Coogan
Casting Director Kelly Phelan
Hair & Make-Up Val Sherlock
Captioning Ruth McCreery
Captioning Paula McRedmond
Audio Description Bríd Ní Ghruagáin
Audio Description Emer Cassidy

UNPUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Contact

    John Sutton

  • Address

    Building 3, Kilmainham Square
    Kilmainham
    Dublin 8
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    +353 (0)1 708 0204

  • Email

    john@johnsutton.ie

RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    John Sutton

  • Address

    Building 3, Kilmainham Square
    Kilmainham
    Dublin 8
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    +353 (0)1 708 0204

  • Email

    john@johnsutton.ie

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

The information for this entry was taken from the programme for the original production.