UK and US touring dates have been announced for Stephen Daldry’s seminal production of JB Priestley’s classic thriller An Inspector Calls, opening at York Theatre Royal (14 to 22 September 2018).
Since 1992, Daldry’s production of An Inspector Calls has won a total of 19 major awards including four Tony Awards and three Olivier Awards. It has played to more than four million theatregoers worldwide and is the most internationally-lauded production in the National Theatre’s history.
Written at the end of the Second World War and set before the First, the play 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 directed by the world-renowned theatre and film director Stephen Daldry. His many theatre credits include The Audience, Skylight and Billy Elliot The Musical. His film credits include The Hours, The Reader and Billy Elliot, all of which earned him Academy Award nominations for Best Director. Most recently he has directed several episodes of the Netflix smash hit series The Crown, for which he is also producer.
The production is designed by Ian MacNeil, with music by Academy Award-winning composer Stephen Warbeck and lighting by Rick Fisher.
The UK leg of the tour continues at Cambridge Arts Theatre (25 to 29 September 2018), New Wimbledon Theatre (2 to 6 October 2018) and Cheltenham Everyman Theatre (9 to 13 October 2018).