The Government Inspector
Director – Stephen Harper
Designer – Elle Rose
Lighting Designer – Stacey Sandford
Photos by – Robert Workman
The Government Inspector was performed as part of Rose Bruford College’s Autumn Season at The Rose Theatre, Sidcup in October 2016.
Regarded by Nabokov as the greatest play in the Russian language, this savage farce exposes the corruption of Tsarist Russia. An insignificant clerk is mistaken for a Government Inspector by the Mayor and officials of a small provincial town. A fevered attempt to cover up corruption and incompetence escalates to a whirlwind of attempted bribes, accusations and counter accusations. The clerk enjoys a welter of offers and pleasures, but this can only last as long as his true identity remains unknown. This anarchic and highly physical production was directed by Told by an Idiot’s Steven Harper.