Winner of 19 major international awards, Stephen Daldry’s legendary production of the classic thriller An Inspector Calls returns for a 28-week tour this autumn.
Director Stephen Daldry won his first major directorial success in 1992 when his visionary revival of JB Priestley’s drama opened at the National Theatre to outstanding critical acclaim.
It has since become the longest running play revival in history. An Inspector Calls has played in the West End (including a six-year run), on Broadway, across Australia, the United States, Japan and Europe and has currently completed seven major UK tours.
Widely renowned as the theatrical event and featuring on exam syllabuses, the production has now been seen by an excess of three million theatre-goers worldwide.
This latest tour marks 70 years since the thriller first premiered in Moscow in 1945.
Written at the end of the Second World War and set before the First World War, Priestley’s play is a compelling and haunting thriller.
The story begins when the mysterious Inspector Goole calls unexpectedly on the prosperous Birling family home. Their peaceful dinner party is shattered by his investigations into the death of a young woman whom each of them in turn has exploited.
His startling revelations not only shatter the very foundations of their lives but challenge us all to examine our consciences.
Daldry’s visionary production unites the 1912 setting with the time it was written in 1945, transfering the play to a dramatic cobblestone war-torn wasteland, where the Edwardian Birling family home looms precariously, suspended on stilts.
2015/16 TOUR DATES
September 10–19, Orchard Theatre, Dartford
September 22–26, Venue Cymru, Llandudno
September 29-October 3, Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham
October 6-10, Arts Theatre, Cambridge
October 13-17, Regent Theatre, Stoke-on-Trent
October 27-31, Gaiety Theatre, Dublin
November 3-7, Theatre Royal, Glasgow
November 10-14, Theatre Royal, Nottingham
November 17-21, Theatre Royal, Bath
November 24-28, New Wimbledon Theatre
December 1-5, Theatre Royal, Norwich
January 12-16, Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield
January 19-23, Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury
February 2-6, Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton
February 9-13, Theatre Royal, Newcastle
February 23-27, Milton Keynes Theatre
March 1-5, Hall for Cornwall, Truro
March 8-12, His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen
March 15-19, Curve Theatre, Leicester
April 5-9, Mayflower Theatre, Southampton
April 12-16, New Theatre, Cardiff
April 19-23, Richmond Theatre
April 26-30, Wycombe Swan Theatre
May 3-7, Alhambra Theatre, Bradford
May 10-14, Grand Opera House, Belfast
May 17-21, The Lowry, Salford.