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An Inspector Calls

Playhouse Theatre, London
An Inspector Calls
Playhouse Theatre, London
Our Review 4 / 5

Stephen Daldry’s multi award-winning production of JB Priestley’s classic thriller returns to the West End for a strictly limited season.

Hailed as the theatrical event of its generation, winning more awards than any other production in history, this magnificent NATIONAL THEATRE presentation has thrilled more than 4 million people worldwide. Now Daldry (Oscar-nominated Director of The Reader, The Hours and Billy Elliot) returns to re-direct his masterpiece at London’s Playhouse Theatre.

When Inspector Goole arrives unexpectedly at the prosperous Birling family home, their peaceful 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. As relevant now as it was when Priestley wrote the play, this is a must-see for a whole new generation of theatregoers.


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.

Previews from |
4th November 2016
Opening date |
10th November 2016
Booking from |
22nd March 2017
Available until |
23rd March 2017
Closes |
25th March 2017
Run time |
1 hour 45 minutes
Categories |
JB Priestley
PW Productions
Stephen Daldry
Rick Fisher
Ian MacNeil

Playhouse Theatre Venue Information

Playhouse Theatre, Northumberland Avenue, London, WC2N 5DE
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Our Review of An Inspector Calls


There is perhaps no more timely a week to engage with Priestley's socialist politics that encourages collective responsibility, social understanding and the welfare of community. His 1945 play, first performed in the Soviet Union, is a 20th century classic and one that appeals to the idealistic move towards social justice. Stephen Daldry's now iconic staging of the play returns to London following an extensive UK tour where it is set to no doubt become a staple for school groups... Read more

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