The Government Inspector (Marylebone Theatre)
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The Government Inspector (Marylebone Theatre)
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The Government Inspector (Marylebone Theatre) London Reviews and Tickets

80%
(72 Ratings)
Positive
79%
Mixed
10%
Negative
11%
Members say
Entertaining, Funny, Delightful, Clever, Disappointing

About the Show

A comedic tale of deceit, desperation, and delusion in a corrupt town.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (10)

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179 Reviews | 20 Followers
50
Insipid, Disappointing, Dated, Cliched, Banal

See it if For cheap laughs. The actors give their best in this limited play.

Don't see it if You expect a satire. It's a farce and could have been better.

50 Reviews | 1 Follower
90
Riveting, Great writing, Great acting, Funny

See it if You like good old fashioned British humour

Don't see it if Well it's over so you can't.

2 Reviews | 0 Followers
100
Entertaining, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You like theatre and comedy. That ot is wonderful performances. Especially, if you know the story. As a Russian speaker I have enjoyed it

Don't see it if Anyway, recommend to see

2 Reviews | 0 Followers
95
Delightful, Clever

See it if Brilliant farce

Don't see it if Occasional use of bad language/swearing was unnecessary and spoilt it a little

1 Review | 0 Followers
90
Enchanting, Amusing, Delightful, Absorbing, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy a good comedy with the feel of a farce. Very entertaining and enjoyable to watch.

Don't see it if It is not difficult to work out how the play will end, although didn’t spoil the show for me.

1 Review | 0 Followers
90
Great writing, Entertaining, Must see, Great acting, Funny

See it if you love a really good farce with a great cast. It's in a small theatre with well raked seats so you have a great view of all the action.

Don't see it if you don't like the portrayal of drunkenness or the very occasional swear word (not that it bothered me).

1 Review | 0 Followers
30
Slow, Disappointing, Dated, Cliched, Banal

See it if I’m sad to say I have nothing positive to say. We left at the interval.

Don't see it if Poor script, themes relevant to today yet no funny jokes. Felt dated with bad jokes. Costumes and set disappointing

1 Review | 0 Followers
10
Lacklustre, Confusing, Underwhelming, Poorly adapted, Disappointing

See it if you want to be confused - sadly this was the first time I have ever left a show during the interval.

Don't see it if you’re hoping the names from TV will make this a riotous comedy - the writing and direction is so poor there’s little they can do.

Critic Reviews (6)

Time Out London
May 9th, 2024

"Energetic but vacuous take on Gogol’s immortal corruption satire"
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The Stage (UK)
May 10th, 2024

"...the story lacks real bite, this remains an entertaining, breakneck romp."
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The Times (UK)
May 9th, 2024

"The satire has been swallowed whole by the oversell."
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The Guardian (UK)
May 9th, 2024

"Lightness of touch is absent: it’s all played very broadly for laughs"
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WhatsOnStage
May 9th, 2024

"Everyone will leave with a face aching from grinning."
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Everything Theatre (UK)
May 11th, 2024

"This is a slick and well-choreographed production"
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