Blue Sky Theatre Productions

The Government Inspector

A witty adaption of Nikolai Gogol’s classic comedy
January 2024

A laugh-out-loud satire of small-town officialdom

In January 2024, Blue Sky Theatre presents an outdoor performance of The Government Inspector

This riotous portrait of rampaging self-destruction is a witty adaption of Nikolai Gogol’s classic comedy with lots of great gags.

The corrupt mayor of a small Greek island learns that an undercover inspector is coming to investigate how it is run. The officials need to clean up their town.

When a stranger arrives, they hurriedly shower him with food, wine and a good time.

But are they bribing the wrong man?

The Government Inspector will be another high-energy, fast-paced summer Blue Sky Theatre production staged in delightful SA gardens. Gates open from 4.30pm, with the show at 6.30pm, so there’s plenty of time to enjoy a picnic washed down with a drink from the bar.

Join us for lots of laughs as the sun sets. It’s a magical evening, guaranteed.

Starring / Laura Antoniazzi / Simon Barnett / Joshua Coldwell / Gary George / Miriam Keane / Callum Logan / Steve Marvanek / Angela Short / Eddie Sims / Georgia Stockham / Leighton Vogt / Lyn Wilson

Director / Dave Simms

Music / Phil Short   Choreography / Rebecca Kemp

Gates open at 4.30pm

The bar is open, you can look around the garden prior to the show.

Show starts at 6.30pm.

We provide a seat in the auditorium for you to watch the performance.

30 minute interval at 7.40pm.

The bar is open at the interval.

Show ends just after 9.10pm.

It will be dark at the end so bring a torch if you wish. And remember it can get cool after the sun sets.

You’re welcome to bring your own picnic to enjoy before the show and during the interval.

Bring your own rugs, chairs, tables, eskies for your picnic. (we only guarantee you a seat for the show)

There is a licensed bar selling Howard Vineyard red, white, rosé and sparkling wine, beer and soft drinks.

EFTPOS is available.

NO BYO ALCOHOL PLEASE. It’s a condition of our liquor licence.

Parking is free.

We will provide directions by email beforehand.

As we sometimes perform in private gardens, we cannot always guarantee good access if you have limited mobility.

We will provide a drop-off zone close to the auditorium where possible.

We recommend Wittunga as the most access-friendly.  There’s disabled parking close to the garden, and the garden is flat.

If you wish to use your own wheelchair, please call us, and we’ll help you choose the best spot: 0475 309 435.

All tickets are sold subject to the Entertainment Industry Code of Fair Practice. Blue Sky Theatre and the venue accept no responsibility for any personal property.

All transactions are final.
Unfortunately, no refunds are offered where the performance goes ahead, and you choose not to attend. Refunds on completed bookings will only be given if the performance is cancelled.
If a performance is cancelled, we will contact all ticket holders by email or phone to offer a ticket for another performance subject to availability, a credit towards a future show, or a refund (Refunds are exclusive of any booking fees). If you choose to accept an exchange, we cannot offer a refund at a later date.

The event will go ahead, rain or shine. Please bring suitable clothing or protection from showers and hot or cold weather.
However, if the weather makes the event dangerous or the authorities declare catastrophic fire danger, Blue Sky Theatre will postpone the event to a new date or cancel.
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If you have specific seating needs, please get in touch with us before booking to discuss your seating arrangements with our team. Call on 0475 309 435‬.

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