The Government Inspector opens at the Playhouse in Canberra

By Ron Cerabona
Updated April 23 2018 - 9:44pm, first published May 28 2014 - 5:51pm

A group of actors was assembled for a production of the 1939 American comedy The Philadelphia Story - but then the rights to the play fell through. In the ensuing chaos, one of the actors died, the director quit, another actor walked out over artistic differences, and 10 days before opening night the rest of the cast were faced with the prospect of abject humiliation. What could they do? Why, mount a production of Nikolai Gogol's 1836 Russian comedy, The Government Inspector, of course - as a musical.

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