Stephen Daldry’s production of JB Priestley’s An Inspector Calls will return to the West End’s Playhouse Theatre from the 4th November it has been confirmed.
Marking the 70th anniversary since the play was first staged in the UK, as well as 25th anniversary since it first appeared at the National Theatre, Daldry’s production has won 19 major awards.
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.
Commenting about the production, Stephen Daldry said: ” When we created this production, Thatcher wanted the country to follow ‘Edwardian Values’, we set out to bring the production to audiences in a way that would talk directly to them, holding a mirror up to society and indeed the audience themselves. Whilst we believe we achieved that, it’s clear from our recent tour that there’s a younger media savvy generation who identify with Eva Smith more than the Birling family. Perhaps an indication of the growing void between wealth and poverty.”
Since 1992, the production has won four Tony Awards, three Olivier awards and has played to four million theatregoers.
As well as being directed by Academy Award nominee Stephen Daldry, the production features Ian MacNeil’s ingenious designs, music by Oscar-winning composer Stephen Warbeck (Shakespeare in Love) and atmospheric lighting by Rick Fisher.
An Inspector Calls will appear at the Playhouse Theatre from the 4th November 2016 until the 4th February 2017. To book tickets visit: ATG Tickets, Discount Theatre.com, Love Theatre.com, Theatre People.com and UK Tickets.co.uk.