Adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher from the original by Nikolai Gogol

Scarborough Players reluctantly cancelled the remaining performances of Pride and Prejudice from March 14-21, 2020. We had hoped that if the curve of this pandemic flattened, that we might be able to remount Pride and Prejudice later in the season but that does not seem likely now at all. We are not sure when we will have access to the theatre as The City of Toronto has now cancelled permits until June 30, 2020.

As a result of the City’s decision, Scarborough Players has also made the difficult decision to cancel our May/June production of The Government Inspector. Also the director, cast and team have not been able to rehearse since mid-March and there was no way for them to continue to do so safely.  Our plan is to schedule it in another season down the line.

All Patrons who currently have tickets for this production will be contacted by the Box Office.  Our Box Office is volunteer run and it may take a little while to reach out to everyone. We thank you in advance for your patience.

“…a comedy of galumphing, harrumphing hilarity. One-part farce, one-part slapstick….” – Star Tribune (Minneapolis, MN)

What happens when a rumour spreads that a Government Inspector is arriving undercover in a small Russian town? No one knows who it is so the citizens spiral into a panic of corruption and greed to impress a visitor newly arrived. Is he the Inspector or is he not? This spirited and
uproarious adaptation of Gogol’s original is witty and satirical with a contemporary feel.

Recommended for age 10 and up.

Produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.


Ticket Prices
Regular Tickets - $24
Senior & Student Tickets - $20
Group Rate Ticket - $19

Show Times
Regular Performances: Cancelled
Matinee Performances: Cancelled
Marisa King - Director
Todd Davies – Producer
Chelsea Jones - Stage Manager
Sarah Costen – Assistant Stage Manager
Chip Thompson – Judge/Abdullin
Drew Smylie– Principal/Pentalaev
Greg Nowlan– Hospital Director/Chernaeyev
John PIrker – Doctor
Daryn Dewalt – Mayor
Joseph van Veen – Postmaster
Lindsay Woodford – Dobchinsky
Abbas Hussain – Bobchinsky
Tom Girling – Svetsunov
Genevieve Lip – Anna
Sherry Brown – Marya
Jonathan Aiken – Osip
Julian Sark – Hlestakov
Elizabeth van Wyck – Waitress/Grusha/Locksmith Wife
Jamie Smith – Innkeepers Wife/Corporals Widow
June Watkins – Peasant/Constable
Nance Gibson – Peasant
Greg Nowlan – Set Designer / Master Carpenter
david_buffham David Buffham – Lighting Designer
John Palmieri – Sound Designer
Elaine O'Neal – Costume Designer
Heather Hyslop – Props Coordinator
Meghan Clavel – Hair and Make-up Designer