Sometimes when the set is a salient point in a review it is because other aspects of the production fall short of the mark. This is not the case here, as the core cast is very strong. What’s more, this revival of the National Theatre production of An Inspector Calls is something significantly different to what might be reasonably expected from a play set in 1912. The costumes are of the period, as are the clipped tones of the upper middle classes. But the opening scene had me rather … [Read more...]
An Inspector Calls Tickets London Playhouse Theatre
Stephen Daldry’s multi award-winning production of JB Priestley’s classic thriller returns to the West End for a strictly limited season.
Hailed as the theatrical event of its generation, winning more awards than any other production in history, this magnificent NATIONAL THEATRE presentation has thrilled more than 4 million people worldwide. Now Daldry (Oscar-nominated Director of The Reader, The Hours and Billy Elliot) returns to re-direct his masterpiece at London’s Playhouse Theatre.
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. As relevant now as it was when Priestley wrote the play, this is a must-see for a whole new generation of theatregoers.
REVIEW: An Inspector Calls is ‘captivating and thought-provoking’
A truly excellent cast. I must admit to never before having seen a theatre production of An Inspector Calls, and I am pleased that wrong has now been put right. A captivating and thought-provoking show.
Northumberland Avenue, London, WC2N 5DE
Monday - No Show
Tuesday - 7.30pm
Wednesday - 2.30pm and 7.30pm
Thursday - 2.30pm and 7.30pm
Friday - 7.30pm
Saturday - 3.00pm7.30pm
Sunday - No Show
Running Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
Show Opened: 4th Nov 2016
Booking Until: 25th Mar 2017
Clive Francis (The Crown, Netflix), Barbara Marten (Casualty) and Liam Brennan (Diary of a Madman – winner of a Stage Edinburgh Award) will lead the cast in the much-anticipated return of Stephen Daldry’s multi award-winning production of JB Priestley’s An Inspector Calls. As Clive Francis bursts onto our TV screens in the brand new series of The Crown, also directed by Stephen Daldry (among others), he will concurrently play the intransigent Mr Birling at … [Read more...]
It’s one of those plays whose status as a classic of the twentieth century English theatre repertoire can take you by surprise when you revisit it. It’s a drawing room drama all right, albeit a Northern industrial one, but the central character, Inspector Goole turns out to be less of a crimesolver than an alien, almost supernatural presence, compiling a charge sheet against the entire Birling family for their part in the tragic death of Eva Smith, a working-class girl, … [Read more...]