The Government Inspector Shifting Sands The Government Inspector Hilarious, Irreverent Comic Theatre! The Mayor 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 officials in the small town are thrown into a panicked frenzy.They waste no time to cover up the misdirected contracts, the bribes, fiddled expenses, abuses of office … corruption that has been going on for years! A simple case of mistaken identity leads matters to spiral hysterically out of control when they believe that a stranger in the town is the real Government Inspector! Dubious political dealings, mishandled money, bribery, political panic – sounds familiar? The Government Inspector written in 1835 by Gogol is an hilarious satire about corruption in a world where everyone is increasingly desperate to hide their wrongdoings and keep the supposed Government Inspector happy. Shifting Sands update Gogol's satire using recent events and scandals to bring contemporary relevance to the show creating an irreverent, accessible comedy rich in clowning and physical comedy. ABOUT THE PERFORMER Shifting Sands Theatre was founded in 1998 to create stimulating and accessible theatre that is both comic and moving. The company is particularly interested in re-interpreting classic tales and myths. Past productions include: Great Expectations, Pandora’s Box, Faustus – A Devilish Comedy! , Romeo & Juliet, The Deadline, The Devil’s Doctor, The Seagull, Arabian Nights ... and Days! Gerry Flanagan, Artistic Director, has performed with David Glass Ensemble, Clown Selvaggio, Commotion and Bubble Theatre. For over twenty years he has taught Clown and related subjects.