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The Government Inspector


  • Playwright

    Marie Jones (1) 

  • Adapted / Translated From

    Nikolai Gogol

  • Author Notes

    An adaptation of the original play by Gogol.
  • Synopsis

    The local council of a small Ulster town in the late nineteenth century get rich on a complex beef swindle, but they dread the arrival of a government inspector who may expose their inept and corrupt ways.

  • Play Type


    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


  • Cast Notes

    Cast doubling is possible. See original production for details.

Original Production

Original Cast  
Playboy Dan Gordon
Maria Paula McFetridge
Postman Tim Loane
Waiter Tim Loane
Paul Sean Kearns
Peter Sean Kearns
Mayor Ian McElhinney
Headmaster Conleth Hill
Charity Commissioner Barry Birch
Judge Birdy Sweeney
Anna Eileen Pollock
Playboy's Servant Sylvester McCoy
Production Team  
Director Pam Brighton
Designer Robert Ballagh
Composer Neil Martin

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Source Of Information

Information for this entry was taken from the original production poster. Additional information was supplied by a member of the company.