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The Crescent Theatre Company present

The Government Inspector

by Nikolai Gogol.  New English version by Juliette Walton.

Fri 5th - Sat 13th June 2009 at 7.45pm in the Ron Barber Studio Theatre
Matinees: Sun 7th & Sat 13th at 2.45pm
No evening performance Sun 7th
After Dark Talk - Fri 12th

Politicians behaving badly

To celebrate his bicentenary, The Crescent presents Gogol’s masterpiece. Originally set in small town Russia of the 1830s, The Government Inspector is a classic satire on human vanity, corruption and self-interest.

A penniless clerk from Moscow is mistaken for a visiting government inspector and what follows is one of the great comedies of all time, and one that remains as pertinent today as it was when it was first performed.

"Old parody still relevant ... we can still chortle about its blatant bribery of officialdom and references to government training schemes ... a noisy romp ... It's a lot of fun" - John Slim, Birmingham Evening Mail.

Tickets: £11.50 (Concessions £10.50)
Preview Night – Fri 5th  June – All tickets £5.00

Box Office: 0121 643 5858
The Crescent Theatre, Sheepcote Street, Birmingham B16 8AE. Company No: 699933, Charity No: 245054