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The Government Inspector
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The Government Inspector

03 May 2024 - 15 Jun 2024
2 hr with interval
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Why Watch The Government Inspector?

  • The Government Inspector is a timeless classic brought to life on stage – a comic twist to corrupt officials and the chaos that ensues when power is exploited.
  • Immerse yourself in the masterful satire by Nikolai Gogol, the father of Russian realism, known for 'Dead Souls', 'The Nose', and 'The Overcoat'.
  • The brilliant UK tour of the play was nominated for the Laurence Olivier Award in 2017 for Outstanding Achievement in Affiliate Theatre.

About Show

Show Details

Age Suitability


The Government Inspector is a dark comedy based on the 19th-century prodigious play by Nikolai Gogol, a Russian novelist and short story writer, known for his works like Dead Souls and The Overcoat. Have a gala time as you watch comedy royalty Vicki Pepperdine and Dan Skinner from The Kennedys take on the stage. Adapted internationally as a film, TV show, and opera, book The Government Inspector tickets and watch this Olivier-award nominee with a strictly limited run in London.

The Story

This satirical comedy exposes the ever-increasing greed and self-delusion that comes with power. With the town’s officials mistaking a narcissistic liar for a high-ranking government inspector, chaos ensues in an attempt to cover their corruption. The desperate Governor, along with his associates, uses bribery and deceit, offering the fraudster money, wine, and women to secure their positions. The Government Inspector is a brilliant satire on how corrupt power destroys itself, highlighting the absurdities of human nature and the farcical outcomes of greed and delusion.

Show Timings

  • Show timings for The Government Inspector may vary every week. You can check the show timings for your preferred date at the next stage of booking.

Cast & Crew

  • Leading Roles: Vicki Pepperdine, Kiell Smith-Bynoe, and
  • Book: Nikolai Gogol
  • Director: Patrick Myles

Note: Producers can not guarantee the appearance of any particular artist, which is always subject to illness and holidays.

  • This show is recommended for ages 12 and above.
  • Please keep in mind that the theatre does not have an age classification organization. This means that all age recommendations are subjective. Please use your judgment while purchasing tickets for any show.

Tickets Redemption

  • You’ll get an instant email confirmation right after you book your tickets.
  • Enjoy a hassle-free entrance to the venue by showing your mobile ticket and a valid photo ID – no printout necessary!

Cancellation & Refunds

  • Tickets cannot be refunded, amended, or rescheduled.

Marylebone Theatre

Marylebone Theatre is one of the newest theatres in London and is known for supporting local artists. Featuring an Expressionist style of architecture, the theatre has a cozy and intimate setting. Some of the renowned productions the theatre has hosted include Dmitry, Grenfell: System Failure, and The Dry House.

Seating Capacity: 200

Getting There

Additional Information

Address: Rudolf Steiner House, 35 Park Rd, London, NW1

Tube: The closest tube stations are Marylebone and Baker Street. These are serviced by the Bakerloo, Circle, Hammersmith & City, Jubilee, and Metropolitan lines.

Bus: Lines servicing the area include 13, 113, 139, 189, 274, and N113.

Security: Please be aware that for your comfort and security, all audience members will be subject to security checks upon arrival at the Marylebone Theatre.

Dress Code: Smart and casual wear is recommended. Keep in mind, that the theatre is air-conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.

Outside Food: Most theatres do not allow outside food inside the theatres but most of them also have a café or restaurant inside the premises or nearby.

Frequently Asked Questions About The Government Inspector

How much do tickets to The Government Inspector cost in London?

The cost of The Government Inspector tickets starts from £39.96 and will vary depending on the type of seats you choose.

What is the opening date for the show?

The Government Inspector opens on 3rd May 2024 at the Marylebone Theatre.

What age is The Government Inspector appropriate for?

The show is most suitable for children aged 12 and above.

Where is the show playing in London?

The Government Inspector is playing at The Marylebone Theatre in London and opens on 3rd May 2024.

How long does The Government Inspector run for?

The running time of The Government Inspector is 2 hours including one interval.

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