JB Priestley’s classic play An Inspector Calls returns to London with its most successful director, Stephen Daldry, calling the shots and another generation of audiences introduced to this gripping tale of a family’s plans torn apart by the arrival of a Police Inspector on their doorstep.
A regular in the West End, with the show staged at the Wyndham’s Theatre back in 2010, it has delighted audiences on numerous occasions, so its 2016 return it bound to garner plenty of attention.
The family at the centre of An Inspector Calls is the Birling Family, who gather for a dinner engagement in their home when an ominous stranger appears at their door. This is Inspector Goole and he brings news that will take their evening in an unexpected and unwelcome direction. A girl has committed suicide and every member of the household has had a hand in steering her life – exploiting her at various turns – and so Goole is investigating whether there is more to this story than meets the eye.
Priestley penned much of his best known work in the 1940s, including the time plays that included the popular Time And The Conways. An Inspector Calls was first seen in London in 1946 and proved to be an audience-pleaser. Decades later Stephen Daldry staged it at the Aldwych Theatre to much acclaim and his return for this production at the Playhouse Theatre makes it a must-see.
After all, not only has Daldry found success with An Inspector Calls in the last few decades he has also amassed numerous other credits as well. As a filmmaker he has directed the likes of Billy Elliot and The Reader, whilst his other stage credits include Billy Elliot The Musical at the Victoria Palace Theatre, The Audience at the Apollo and Gielgud Theatre, Skylight at the Wyndham’s Theatre and Rat In The Skill at the Royal Court Theatre. Such productions on the on and off the stage have earned numerous awards and nominations.
An Inspector Calls makes its latest appearance on a West End stage when it opens at the Playhouse Theatre on Thursday 10th November 2016 (previews from Friday 4th November 2016).
|Booking From:||Wednesday, 22nd March 2017|
|Booking Until:||Thursday, 23rd March 2017|
|Running Time:||1 hour 45 minutes|
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