Watermill Theatre & Dinner

The Government Inspector

The corrupt officials of a small Russian town are in a panic.  There is to be a surprise visit from a government inspector.  Will the courthouse be cleaned of wildfowl in time?  Will the unsightly sick be vacated from the hospitals?  Will the bribes be big enough?  Unfortunately they’ve mistaken a penniless nobody for the Inspector and he’s going to take them for everything they’ve got.

The Watermill Young Company presents Gogol’s 1836 classic. A hilarious satire on human vanity and self-serving bureaucrats.  Filled with preposterous characters and frenetic action this play revels in the absurdity of political corruption, a theme just as pertinent today as it ever was.

Ticket prices:

£11.00 - Adult

£6.50 - Concessions

This is almost sold out so I will set a short RSVP date and once I have numbers will try and book tickets.

After the show we can pop across the road for dinner at The Blackbird and their extensive menu can be found at:

http://www.theblackbird.co.uk/mainmenu.pdf

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  • Christine

    First time at the Watermill Theatre and enjoyed it. Also great to socialise in the pub afterwards. Thanks as always to Jackie for organising.

    November 19, 2012

  • Jackie M.

    The play was a bit frenetic in the first act but did calm down after the intermission. It was nice to be able to wander across the road to the pub for drinks and food afterwards. Thanks to all for attending and hope you feel better soon Stephanie. It was good to see Jane B again and meet her friend Antoin and especial thanks to Chris for driving me to give me a night off relaxing

    November 18, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I really enjoyed the play and meeting some lovely people. I had to
    Leave before dinner and thought of you all having a tasty pub meal while I ate my baked beans. But the dog was thrilled to see me back, and desperate to get out. Looking forward to the next event.

    November 17, 2012

  • Jackie M.

    Just to confirm - the show will finish arounf 8.45 to 8.50 and the Blackbird say as long as we are in by 9pm then dinner is fine so if necessary I will leave and run over to the pub to ensure seated and ordering :)

    November 17, 2012

  • Christine

    Sounds good. Do you want me to drive you in Jackie? Does anyone else want to lift share from Thatcham?

    November 15, 2012

    • Jackie M.

      There is just the two of us from Thatcham and I would love to be driven as will have been working all day so be spoilt would be great

      November 16, 2012

    • Christine

      No problem. what time should I pick you up?

      November 16, 2012

  • Stephanie C.

    Looking forward to it. Anyone need a lift from Newbury?

    November 16, 2012

  • Jackie M.

    I will try and sort food once I am sure of the time we will get out of the theatre - sorry but have not had time today to get on top of this. One way or another I will sort something to eat after the show at the Blackbird :)

    November 16, 2012

  • Jane

    Yes- I'd like to eat please.

    November 16, 2012

  • Jackie M.

    The show starts at 6.30pm on Saturday so I would suggest getting there around 6.15 (or earlier if you wish) and we can meet in the bar.

    November 14, 2012

  • Jenni H.

    Hi Jackie I'm afraid that I won't be able to attend this event now as I have a family engagement come up. Thought I would let you know as soon as possible as there is a waiting list and hopefully someone will be able to take my place.

    September 18, 2012

    • Jackie M.

      Hi Jenni. Caroline has signed up and I have contacted her to arrange money from her to refund you.

      September 21, 2012

    • Jenni H.

      Thanks jackie. Glad someone else can go.

      September 21, 2012

  • Jackie M.

    Tickets almost sold out so I have gone ahead and purchsed. Row N seats 3 through 8. There is a wait list set up so if someone drops out you will get their spot on payment so that I can refund the person that paid me. For those that have RSVP'd please arrange payment direct with me. I am seeing many of you on Saturday so happy to collect money then

    August 6, 2012

  • Jackie M.

    There are only about 20 seats left so please let me know ASAP so that i can reserve

    August 5, 2012

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