Britain, April 1912. The prosperous Birling family are enjoying the afterglow of a wonderful dinner party. Arthur and his wife, Sybil, have their adults children Sheila and Eric in the drawing room, and are celebrating Sheila’s engagement to Sir George Croft. Yet when the maid, Edna, announces Police Inspector Google, his investigation into the death of a young woman throws a dark shadow over the evening, and the entire family.
J.B. Priestley’s classic play is one of the best known in 20th century British theatre for all the right reasons. Tense, acerbic, with a plot that twists and turns, An Inspector Calls portrays Britain during the years that led to the First World War, written at the conclusion of the Second. This version is Stephen Daldry’s acclaimed 1992 revival which has been lauded for its fresh and unique take on Priestley’s text, and has won many awards over the years.
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“Superbly tense. Breathtaking daring and faultless execution,” *****, Daily Telegraph
"Visually astonishing,” *****, Daily Express
“A riveting examination of conscience and class,” *****, Sunday Express
• An Inspector Calls was first performance in 1945 in the Soviet Union and 1946 in the UK
• This production of An Inspector Calls is the longest running revival of a play in history, and has been seen worldwide by more than 3 million people
• J. B. Priestly was born in Bradford, and is one of the city’s most famous sons. A statue of him can be found outside the National Media Museum
Book early to snag the best seats in the Playhouse Theatre’s Upper Circle for a cheap theatre break
Tuesday to Saturday at 7.30pm
Wednesday and Thursday at 2.30pm
Saturday at 3pm
Running time - TBC
Booking until - 25/03/2017