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Closed March 6, 2010

Outstanding. A work of great directorial daring, breathtaking visual invention and passionate moral urgency

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Why See An Inspector Calls?

From Stephen Daldry, Director of The Reader, the Academy Award-winning blockbuster The Hours and one of Britain’s best-loved films Billy Elliot - now an Olivier Award-winning musical - comes the magnificent West End & Broadway production of JB Priestley’s classic thriller.

When Inspector Goole arrives unexpectedly at the prosperous Birling family home, their peaceful dinner party is shattered by his investigations into the death of a young woman. His startling revelations shake the very foundations of their lives and challenge us all to examine our consciences.

Hailed as the theatrical event of our generation, winning more awards than any other play in history, this magnificent production has thrilled audiences across the world with its epic and wildly imaginative staging, raw emotion, evocative score, lashing rain and chilling suspense. Book now for an evening of compelling drama and theatricality.

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Dates

Opening night: 3 December 2009

Audience

An Inspector Calls is recommended age for children is 8 years and up.

Run time

1 hour 45 minutes with no intermission.

Cast and Creative

Cast

Nicholas Woodeson as Inspector Goole
Sandra Duncan as Mrs Birling
Marianne Oldham as Sheila Birling
David Roper as Mr Birling
Diana Payne Myers as Edna
Robin Whiting as Eric Birling
Timoth Watson as Gerald Croft

Creative

Written: J B Priestley
Directed: Stephen Daldry
Design: Ian MacNeil
Lighting Design: Rick Fisher
Music: Stephen Warbeck
Associate Director: Julian Webber

Awards

OLIVIER AWARDS 1993
Best Revival
Best Director
Best Designer

TONY AWARDS 1994
Best Revival of a Play
Best Director
Best Lighting
Best Featured Actress

DRAMA DESK AWARD 1994
Best Supporting Actress
Outstanding Revival of a Play
Outstanding Director
Outstanding Design
Outstanding Lighting
Outstanding Music
Outstanding Special Effects

OUTER CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD 1994
Outstanding Revival

What we thought

Loud CONFUSING fascinating

The swarms of teenage scholars present in the audience confirmed the significance that the moralistic tale of Edwardian greed and hypocrisy viewed from the 1940s has today.

Be sure to watch this expressionistic, enthralling and rigorously intelligent production.

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Natalie Vincent

Natalie Vincent

What you thought

11 reviews, average rating: (4.1 Stars)

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Matt C + Ed N: “Review”

We vistied the theatre on the 24th of september. We went to see the play... more

David Samuels: “Gogol 19th century”

A brilliant production. Same theme as the Government Inspector by Gogol;... more

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