An Inspector Calls at the Playhouse Theatre. Photo by Mark Douet
PW Productions has announced a series of UK and US tour dates for Stephen Daldry’s seminal production of JB Priestley’s classic thriller, An Inspector Calls, opening at York Theatre Royal (14 – 22 September 2018), before touring to Cambridge Arts Theatre (25 – 29 September 2018), New Wimbledon Theatre (2 – 6 October 2018), Cheltenham Everyman Theatre (9 – 13 October 2018), Shakespeare Theatre Washington DC (20 November – 23 December 2018), Wallis Annenberg Center Los Angeles (22 January – 10 February 2019), Chicago Shakespeare Theater (19 February – 10 March 2019) and Arts Emerson, Boston (14 – 24 March 2019).
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, shattering their peaceful family dinner party with his investigations into the death of a young woman.
JB Priestley’s brilliantly constructed masterpiece powerfully dramatises the dangers of casual capitalism’s cruelty, complacency and hypocrisy.
An Inspector Calls is designed by Ian MacNeil, with music by Academy Award winning composer Stephen Warbeck and Lighting by Rick Fisher.