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Casting Announced for An Inspector Calls 30th Anniversary UK and Ireland Tour

PW Productions are delighted to announce the full cast for the 30th Anniversary UK and Ireland Tour of Stephen Daldry’s seminal production of JB Priestley’s classic thriller AN INSPECTOR CALLS which opens at the New Wimbledon Theatre on Friday 9 September before visiting Shrewsbury, Milton Keynes, Stoke, Cambridge, Cardiff, Southampton, Newcastle, Brighton, Guildford, Birmingham, Salford, Nottingham, Truro, Edinburgh, York, Aylesbury, Coventry, Plymouth, Liverpool, Leicester, Bromley, Richmond, Sheffield, Bradford, Bath and Glasgow. Further tour dates to be announced.

AN INSPECTOR CALLS. Liam Brennan 'Inspector Goole'. Photo Tristram Kenton.
AN INSPECTOR CALLS. Liam Brennan ‘Inspector Goole’. Photo Tristram Kenton.

Liam Brennan will play ‘Inspector Goole’, Christine Kavanagh ‘Mrs Birling’, Jeffrey Harmer ‘Mr Birling’, Simon Cotton ‘Gerald Croft’, Evlyne Oyedokun ‘Sheila Birling’, George Rowlands ‘Eric Birling’ and Frances Campbell ‘Edna’. The cast is completed by Philip Stewart, Beth Tuckey, Maceo Cortezz and Rue Blenkinsop.

Liam Brennan returns to an Inspector Calls having played the role of Inspector Goole during previous UK tours. His other theatre credits include Richard III and Twelfth Night at Shakespeare’s Globe, and Diary of a Madman at The Gate, for which he was awarded Best Actor at the Edinburgh Festival in 2016.

Christine Kavanagh’s National Theatre credits include Man and Superman and Albert Speer and the National Theatre UK Tour of Hedda Gabler. Her West End credits include The Importance of Being Earnest at the Harold Pinter Theatre. With the Royal Shakespeare Company Christine has performed Macbeth and Much Ado About Nothing. Her other credits include A Doll’s House, Travesties, She Stoops to Conquer and The Rivals.

Jeff Harmer’s credits include playing Berrard in the national tour of Bird Song. His other theatre credits include Fox on The Fairway, Out Of Order, Donkey’s Years, Romeo & Juliet and As You Like It.

Simon Cotton is probably best known for his role as Hugh Bryant on ITV’s Emmerdale, his other television credits include NBC’s Hanna, Murder Maps and Doctors. His theatrical credits include A Clockwork Orange at the Park Theatre. On film he has been seen in The Rise of the Krays and The Fall of the Krays, The Unseen and Undercover Hooligan.

Evlyne Oyedokun’s theatrical credits including Key Workers Cycle at the Almeida, Perspective – New Views at the National Theatre, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead at the Old Vic and The Cherry Orchard at Nottingham Playhouse.

George Rowlands’ theatre credits include Parliament Square at The Unicorn Theatre, The Boy With The Bee Jar at The Hope Theatre and Macbeth with Quarter Too Ensemble.

Frances Campbell’s theatrical career includes JB Priestley’s Music at Night, Blithe Spirit, Hedda Gabler, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie and Hobson’s Choice. As a performer of historical dance, Frances has appeared with Commedia Dell Arte.

In the 30-years since its first performance at the National Theatre in 1992, Stephen Daldry’s production of An Inspector Calls has won a total of 19 major awards, including four Tony Awards and three Olivier Awards, and has played to more than 5 million theatregoers worldwide. An Inspector Calls is the most internationally-lauded production in the National Theatre’s history.

JB Priestley’s brilliantly constructed masterpiece powerfully dramatises the dangers of casual capitalism’s cruelty, complacency and hypocrisy. Stephen Daldry’s epic production highlights the play’s enduring relevance.

Written at the end of the Second World War and set before the First, An Inspector Calls is a compelling and haunting thriller. The story begins when the mysterious Inspector Goole calls unexpectedly on the prosperous Birling family home. Their peaceful family dinner party is shattered by his investigations into the death of a young woman.

Now world-renowned as one of Britain’s leading theatre and film directors, Stephen Daldry has received Academy Award nominations for his films The Reader, The Hours, Billy Elliot and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. His recent West End theatre work includes David Hare’s Skylight at the Wyndham’s Theatre and Peter Morgan’s The Audience at the Apollo Theatre. His multi-award-winning production of Billy Elliot The Musical ran for 11 incredible years at the Victoria Palace before embarking on a national tour.

Featuring Ian MacNeil’s ingenious designs, music by Oscar-winning composer Stephen Warbeck (Shakespeare in Love) and atmospheric lighting by Rick Fisher, this landmark production is guaranteed to have old fans rushing back and new theatregoers being swept away into the mysterious world of Inspector Goole.

AN INSPECTOR CALLS is directed by the world-renowned theatre and film director Stephen Daldry. Stephen’s many theatre credits include The Audience, Skylight and Billy Elliot The Musical. His film credits include The Hours, The Reader and Billy Elliot, all of which earned him Academy Award nominations for Best Director. Most recently he has directed several episodes of the Netflix smash hit series The Crown, for which he is also Producer.

AN INSPECTOR CALLS is designed by Ian MacNeil, with music by Academy Award winning composer Stephen Warbeck and Lighting by Rick Fisher.


Friday 9 September – Saturday 17 September 2022
New Wimbledon Theatre

Tuesday 20 September – Saturday 24 September 2022
Shrewsbury Theatre Severn

Tuesday 27 September – Saturday 1 October 2022
Milton Keynes Theatre

Tuesday 4 October – Saturday 8 October 2022
Stoke Regent Theatre

Tuesday 11 October – Saturday 15 October 2022
Cambridge Arts Theatre

Tuesday 18 October – Saturday 22 October 2022
Cardiff New Theatre

Tuesday 1 November – Saturday 5 November 2022
The Mayflower, Southampton

Tuesday 8 November – Saturday 12 November 2022
Theatre Royal, Newcastle

Tuesday 15 November – Saturday 19 November 2022
Theatre Royal Brighton

Tuesday 22 November – Saturday 26 November 2022
Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford

Tuesday 29 November – Saturday 3 December 2022
The Alexandra, Birmingham

Tuesday 10 January – Saturday 14 January 2023
The Lowry, Salford

Tuesday 17 January – Saturday 21 January 2023
Theatre Royal, Nottingham

Tuesday 24 January – Saturday 28 January 2023
Hall for Cornwall, Truro

Tuesday 31 January – Saturday 4 February 2023
Edinburgh Festival Theatre

Tuesday 7 February – Saturday 11 February 2023
Grand Opera House, York

Tuesday 14 February – Saturday 18 February 2023
Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Tuesday 28 February – Saturday 4 March 2023
Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Tuesday 7 March – Saturday 11 March 2023
Plymouth Theatre Royal

Tuesday 14 March – Saturday 18 March 2023
Liverpool Empire

Tuesday 21 March – Saturday 25 March 2023
Curve, Leicester

Tuesday 28 March – Saturday 1April 2023
Churchill Theatre, Bromley

Tuesday 25 April – Saturday 29 April 2023
Richmond Theatre

Tuesday 2 May – Saturday 6 May 2023
Sheffield Lyceum

Tuesday 9 May – Saturday 13 May 2023
Bradford Alhambra

Tuesday 16 May – Saturday 20 May 2023
Bath Theatre Royal

Tuesday 23 May – Saturday 27 May 2023
Glasgow Theatre Royal

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