An Inspector Calls transfers to the Wyndham's 3 Dec 2009


Following the announcement that "The Shawshank Redemption" is to close at the Wyndham's at the end of the month, J. B. Priestley's An Inspector Calls, which closes at the Novello Theatre on 14 Nov 2009, will transfer to the Wyndham's Theatre on 3 Dec 2009, running to 20 March 2010.

It is directed by Stephen Daldry, designed by Ian Macneil with lighting by Rick Fisher.

The cast includes Nicholas Woodeson (Inspector Goole), Sandra Duncan (Sybil Birling), Marianne Oldham (Sheila Birling), David Roper (Arthur Birling), Diana Payne Myers (Edna), Timothy Watson (Gerald Croft), Robin Whiting (Eric Birling).

The story begins with the mysterious Inspector Goole arriving unexpectedly at the prosperous Birling family home. Their peaceful dinner party is shattered by his investigations into their involvement in the death of a young woman whom each of them in turn has exploited.

An Inspector Calls was written during the winter of 1944/5, and received its West End debut in 1946. Stephen Daldry’s revival of An Inspector Calls first opened at the National Theatre in 1992. The show transferred to the West End where it enjoyed a two year season at the Aldwych Theatre, and then opened on Broadway. The production embarked on an extensive international tour across Australia and the USA and in 1995, launched its second West End season which ran for seven years (Garrick from Oct 1995 to April 2001 and then Playhouse to May 2002). The play returned to the West End on 22 Sep 2009 at the Novello Theatre, where it is playing to 14 Nov 2009, before transferring to the Wyndham's on 3 Dec 2009. The show has also enjoyed six major national tours, in 1992, 1995, 1999, 2000, 2003, 2005 and is now touring the UK again in 2009.

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