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Government Inspector (Incognito Theatre with the Pleasance)

By | Published on Sunday 31 August 2014

This new interpretation of the classic Gogol tale is as slick as a well-oiled machine – the actors’ product-heavy coiffeurs. Loud, excessive and brash, the young all-male cast are confident and largely convincing. However, the production falls down a little because of a mediocre script and seemingly obeying the questionable philosophy that ‘louder is better’. The multi-rolling is clear and effective; characters are peacockish caricatures which is largely fitting in this farcical comedy. However this occasionally grows tedious, with female characters portrayed as pouting stereotypes. This production is saved by a cast who are perfectly in sync, but further experience and maturity will take this talented young company to the next level.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 25 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Hannah Cutting]