The Mayor of the small town is in a cold sweat.

News has reached him of an imminent investigation by a high-ranking government official who is travelling incognito – The Government Inspector!

The town’s officials are thrown into a panicked frenzy. They waste no time to cover up the misdirected contracts, misuse of public money, the bribes, fiddled expenses, abuses of office… corruption that has been going on for years.

Matters spiral hysterically out of control when they believe that a stranger in the town is the real Government Inspector…


Shifting Sands create theatre that is full of laughter and clowning yet rich in emotion. It has won critical acclaim for playful, accessible adaptations of epic tales and classic texts – Faustus, King Lear, Great Expectations and The Seagull.

Here they update Gogol’s satire to present a hilarious, accessible comedy where, desperate to keep the supposed Government Inspector happy, everyone loses their moral compass.

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Look out for extra performances coming to Prestwich and Ramsbottom on Friday 1 and Saturday 2 March.

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