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).
It is perhaps appropriate that for Stewart Pringle’s final show at the helm of the Old Red Lion, he’s gone with his beloved horror genre. And following in the success of their Arthur Miller discovery No Villain, this Angel pub theatre is impressively punching above its weight again
When repressed middle class couple Mr Phillip and Mrs Margaret Waverton and their friend Roger get lost in rural Wales in a horrific downpour, they head to the nearest house for shelter.
Due to popular demand after returning to the West End, Stephen Daldry’s multi award-winning production of JB Priestley’s An Inspector Calls has been extended until 25th March 2017.
Nearly 25 years on from its first outing at the National, Stephen Daldry’s interpretation of the old JB Priestley standard – not least due to Ian MacNeil’s design – is one of the most powerful stage metaphors ever.
This week the London theatre bloggers discuss the revival of JB Priestley’s The Roundabout at the Park Theatre, Much Ado About Nothing in a pop-up production at Selfridges department store, and Zoe Lewis’ new play Britten in Brooklyn.
Stephen Daldry’s multi award-winning production of JB Priestley’s An Inspector Calls makes its much-anticipated return to the West End this winter. This will mark the 70th anniversary of the first UK staging of the play and the 25th anniversary of its first appearance at the National Theatre. The revival is produced by PW Productions – the company behind The New Arts Theatre at Leicester Square.
It’s been almost a quarter of a century (well, 23 and a half years) since Stephen Daldry’s revival of An Inspector Calls first opened in London and it was 18 years ago that I first saw it. I remember reading it in GCSE English and then (reluctantly) signing up for the school trip. I couldn’t relate to the play, it meant nothing to me.