Against the backdrop of Brexit, the Westminster sex scandal, and the removal of two ministers in two weeks (a lineup probably too far-fetched even for The Thick Of It), we find ourselves having to look further afield for fitting political satire. The outlandish interactions of Gogol’s characters in his 1836 play The Government Inspector may well be the only way to understand the inexplicable thought processes of our politicians today. A corrupt town council led by a tyrannical mayor realises with horror that an inspector from St Petersburg has visited their town. At once, the mayor coordinates a clean up on the council’s corruption in order to receive a friendly report from the inspector and hold onto her job.
The Government Inspector will be performed at 7:30pm on the 7th, 8th and 9th of December. With a cast and crew of Sixth Form students and a directorial team comprised solely of senior DCGS students, this production is not one to miss. Tickets are £8, with a concession price of £5, and are available either in person from Matron or through the link below. We hope you will join us!Book your tickets by email