Helston Theatre Company are gearing up for their annual summer play, this time, The Government Inspector.
Adapted by Philip Goulding from Nikolai Gogol’s classic comedy, The Government Inspector is set in a fictional town in the West Country and promises mishaps and laughter galore, thanks to a typical, farcical case of mistaken identity. It presents a picture of sleaze, corruption and greed in not very high places.
The group are pleased to welcome established actor Phil Morley back to the boards as he takes on the role of the corrupt Mayor in the classic comedy. Phil last appeared in There Goes the Bride for Helston Theatre Company’s 2014 summer play.
Also appearing is Carrie Thresher, who plays Maria. Carrie most recently played Kath Casey, the warm and adoring mother of Joe, the protagonist in Helston Theatre Company’s highly successful production of Our House.
Jim Downie will be making his directing debut with Helston Theatre Company, although he will be recognised by most local theatre-goers from playing various roles in Helston, including Fagin in Oliver!, for which he won an award from the Cornwall Drama Association.
The Government Inspector will be performed at the Epworth Hall on August 17, 18 and 19 at 7:30pm.
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