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An Inspector Calls

A compelling and haunting thriller, this 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.

about production

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.

Following its initial success at the National Theatre, Stephen Daldry's production of An Inspector Calls transferred to the West End for two years, prior to a world tour. In 1993 the production opened on Broadway, winning an unprecedented string of awards including four Tony Awards. Winning a total of 19 major awards since it first opened, this landmark production has played in Australia, the United States, Japan and Europe, and as well as its first West End run, has completed six major UK tours and a return visit to the West End which lasted for over eight years. Well in excess of 2 million theatergoers have watched the production at nearly 5000 performances.

reviews

Daily Mail
"Thrilling. Don't dare miss it! "
New York Times
"Stunning. Blazingly original stage imagery. Dark and gleaming and elegant."
Daily Telegraph
"As concentrated a piece of theatrical perfection as you will find anywhere"
Financial Times
"This is first rate priestley played with atmosphere, purpose, style and wit"
The Guardian
"Spell-binding. Grabs you by the throat and won't let you go. Long may it do so"