April 28, 2024

Martha Howe-Douglas in The Government Inspector

Martha Howe-Douglas best known as one of the co-creators, writers and performers of hit BBC Comedy Ghosts and Sky 1’s Yonderland  will join her fellow stars
Kiell Smith-Bynoe and Dan Skinner in the brand-new adaptation of Nikolai Gogol’s satirical masterpiece, THE GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR
Martha will join the company as ‘Mrs Swashprattle’ to replace the previously announced Vicki Pepperdine, who is stepping away from the show for personal reasons.
Martha co-wrote and performed the role of ‘Lady Button’ in five series of Ghosts the critically acclaimed and BAFTA nominated hit TV show that recently went out on a high with a Christmas special in December 2023. She played alongside Kiell Smith-Bynoe as ‘Mike’ who’ll be playing ‘Percy Fopdoodle’ opposite her on stage.

On landing the role, Martha said, “I am delighted to be joining the company of  The Government Inspector – my first Theatre role since 2003.”

The Government Inspector premiers at the Marylebone Theatre from 3 May – 15 June 2024, with a press night on Wednesday 8 May.