An Inspector Calls

The classic piece of drawing room theatre makes its return to the West End

An Inspector Calls returns to the West End, 70 years after it was first staged in the UK. The production was famously revived at the National Theatre in 1992 by Stephen Daldry, and has since won 19 major awards across the globe. The show will begin previews at the Playhouse Theatre on the 4th November 2016. This dark play written by JB Priestly is widely considered to be a classic that came out of mid-20th century British Theatre. Set in Brumley, a fictional industrial city in the midlands, a wealthy upper middle-class family spend an evening at home when they are unexpectedly visited by Inspector Goole. The family are questioned on their involvement in the suicide of Eva Smith, a young and innocent working-class lady. Following lengthy interrogation, the audience begin to understand the extent of the family’s involvement in Eva Smith’s death. An Inspector Calls is considered to be a classic example of 'drawing room theatre', and is believed by many to be an expression of Priestly’s dislike of Edwardian and Victorian English principles. Priestly also communicates strong socialist political principles in the subtext of the play, which is one of the reasons it has been studied extensively at GCSE level in schools. Not suitable for under 12s. Runtime: 1 hour 45 minutes, including an interval. All ticket prices for Hand To God are inclusive of booking fees: YPlan will not charge you any additional amounts for your tickets. When booking tickets, you can pick your seat from the seatmap once you've selected a date. For your comfort and security, you may be subject to additional checks on your visit to London theatres. Your patience and understanding is appreciated while these take place. Valid ID required for ticket collection. West End theatre ticket sales are final and bookings cannot be amended, exchanged or refunded (unless of course the performance is cancelled). All listed offers are subject to availability and can be withdrawn at any time.


Playhouse Theatre, Embankment

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