Morag McDonald

An Inspector Calls

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Review of 'The UN Inspector' by David Farr, National Theatre, London

In Gogol's The Government Inspector, provincial officials mistake a conman for a tsarist government inspector. One hundred and seventy years later David Farr's free adaptation, The UN Inspector, takes on their political descendants, as the corrupt dictatorship of an ex-Soviet republic make a similar error, mistaking an opportunistic businessman for a UN inspector.

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