The Government Inspector

A Case of Identity: TVO meets Sherlock

WARNING: This post contains spoilers for Season 4 of Sherlock and references to episodes in previous series. It’s one of the biggest shows in television and as secretive as its stars are lucrative, so it was a pleasant surprise even to TVO that Katy Wix appeared in the latest episode of [...]

January 11, 2017 // 0 Comments

Spring Back In Time: A Look Back At April-June 2011

So far our review of 2011 has covered January to March. Today we bring you the sequel: April to June. Aaaah, Springtime…the time of fresh starts and new beginnings! And it turned out to be a very busy time in the Booshniverse too! April April started with the news of Chris O’Dowd’s [...]

January 2, 2012 // 2 Comments

Government Inspected

The positive reviews of Richard Jones’ production of Government Inspector featuring Julian Barratt have been coming thick and fast.  But what did The Velvet Onion make of the play?  Find out if Velveteer Mog agrees with the theatre critics: Reviewing a comedy gig is pretty straightforward: [...]

June 16, 2011 // 4 Comments

All Hail The Government Inspector!

Since Thursday’s press night for Government Inspector (attended by a full complement of Booshniverse, including Noel Fielding, Rich Fulcher, Richard Ayoade, Julia Davis and Oly Ralfe), the positive reviews have been coming thick and fast! Notoriously hard-to-please theatre critics have given [...]

June 11, 2011 // 4 Comments

Today’s Government Inspector

With the preview shows of the Government Inspector well underway and the official press night only two days away, the airwaves are starting to fill up with news about the play. Julian Barratt features in a new interview released by the Young Vic, in which he and his co-stars Doon Mackichan and Kyle [...]

June 7, 2011 // 1 Comment

Government Inspector Shows Promise

Julian Barratt‘s first foray into serious stage acting in the Government Inspector has just completed its preview run in Warwick. Reviews were a little mixed, describing it as an enjoyable production with great promise but which needs more work. Phil King wrote in the Independent arts blog, [...]

May 30, 2011 // 2 Comments

The Government Inspector Wants YOU!

All good peelers will know that Julian Barratt will be starring in the forthcoming run of The Government Inspector at the Warwick Arts Centre and the Young Vic. Today the Young Vic has invited the public to pose questions about the play to its cast. In addition to Barratt this includes Smack the [...]

May 3, 2011 // 2 Comments

Barratt Treads The Boards

According to actress Doon MacKichan (Day Today, Smack the Pony), Julian Barratt has been cast in the play ‘Government Inspector’, by Nikolai Gogol. MacKichan revealed this information on twitter; Barratt is to play the mayor, while Doon plays his wife.  The play will be performed at [...]

January 20, 2011 // 2 Comments