A WINTER warmer of fun and laughter comes to the Harlequin Theatre next week, in the form of ‘The Government Inspector’.

Artistic director Malcolm Barker brings to life a tale of bribery, intrigue, lust and corruption by Nikolia Gogol, adapted by Alistair Beaton.

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Written int he early 1800s, the comedy examines corruption in rural Russia, with town councillors living the high life.

Their charmed existence is broken, however, when they hear from St Petersburg that an undercover government inspection is about to take place. Panic ensues and they swiftly fall victims to their own greed.

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Typical for plays of the period, a large cast of 20 covers 28 roles.

Performances start at 7.45pm at The Harlequin Theatre in Queen Street from Wednesday, February 26 to Saturday, February 29.

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Tickets from £9 from 01606 246831 or harlequinplayers.com