About This Show

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. His startling revelations shake the very foundations of their lives and challenge us all to examine our consciences. More relevant now than ever, this is a must-see for a whole new generation.

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 ElliotThe 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.

Show Details

Dates: First Preview: 20 May 2025 Final Performance: 24 May 2025
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Cast

Liam Brennan Inspector Goole
Jeffrey Harmer Mr Birling
Simon Cotton Gerald Croft
Chloe Orrock Sheila Birling
George Rowlands Eric Birling
Philip Stewart Understudy Arthur Birling
Beth Tuckey Understudy Sybil Birling/Edna
Maceo Cortezz Understudy Gerald Croft/Eric Birling
Rue Blenkinsop Understudy Sheila Birling