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AN INSPECTOR CALLS – West End

In London theatre, Opinion, Plays, Reviews by Laura KresslyLeave a Comment

Seventy years ago, J B Priestley’s thriller An Inspector Calls was first staged in the UK. Twenty-five years ago, Stephen Daldry’s acclaimed, progressive production opened at the National. His approach shook up the insular, drawing room script in order to highlight the selfish elitism of the middle and upper classes and has been regularly staged since 1992.

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INTERVIEW: Spotlight On… The Roundabout’s director Hugh Ross

In Interviews, London theatre, Opinion, Plays by Helen McWilliamsLeave a Comment

I wanted to do the play as truthfully and faithfully as JB Priestley intended it to be. I said to Priestley’s agent that I had no intention of setting it in a fairground just because it’s called The Roundabout. I believe that, as director, I should put across what the writer is trying to get across rather than having a vision or concept of my own.