The Government Inspector by Nikolai Gogol
Audition Date Tuesday 19th November 7.30pm
Show dates Monday 6th - Saturday 11th April 2020 7.30pm
Director Pamela Whalley
There are many who say this is one of the best plays ever written. Well, it is certainly hugely entertaining and very funny. It transcends time with its theme of greed and personal gain. Set in a remote town in Russia (strangely reminiscent of Louth), cut off from any Government interference in St Petersburg. Corruption is rife. But then they get wind of a Government Inspector on his way to the town and the mayhem starts.
The play demands a large ensemble cast. So whether you like a large part, a small part, a walk on, no lines at all or just a bit of business, it is up to you. Come and have a go and I can promise you a lot of fun and satisfaction.
P.S. Don't worry about The Russian names we will shorten them as we go along.
MAYOR An older man. Pompous and about to made a fool of.
ANNA his wife Also pompous. Disappointed with married life stuck in a backwater.
MARYA their daughter Naive and neglected. 16+
These four aid and abet the Mayor 30+
MAGISTRATE, COMMISSIONER FOR HEALTH , DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION, DOCTOR
BOBCHINSKY & DOBCHINSKY
Very funny people. I would like them to be female. Any age but similar.
KLESTAKOV A minor civil servant from St Petersburg 30+
OSIP His servant. Clever, funny, needs good comic timing. 50+
MISHKA & AVDOTYA Mayor's servants. Any age
WAITER at the inn Any age. Could be male or female
SUPERINTENDENT OF POLICE 30+
CONSTABLE Any age
POSTMISTRESS 40 ish
There are about 14 other characters who can double up. We can build these roles to suit your skills.
COME AND LET YOUR HAIR DOWN. YOU WILL NEVER GET ANOTHER CHANCE TO HAVE SO MUCH FUN THIS SIDE OF THE HUMBER.
CONTACT PAMELA FOR A SCRIPT OR CHAT