An Inspector Calls tickets
Stephen Daldry’s (The Reader, The Hours, Billy Elliot) landmark staging of J.B. Priestly’s An Inspector Calls returns to the West End in November.
An iconic thriller and an enduringly powerful play about conscience, consequences and class, An Inspector Calls takes place over a single evening. The affluent Birling family are enjoying a quiet dinner party when Inspector Goole comes calling. Appearing out of the blue, Goole has arrived to investigate the suicide of a young, working-class woman. As the Inspector reveals more and more about the miserable situation of the young woman, it seems that each member of the family is hiding a guilty secret.
Clive Francis (The Crown, Netflix), Barbara Marten (Casualty) and Liam Brennan (Diary of a Madman – winner of a Stage Edinburgh Award) will lead the dynamic cast in the much-anticipated return of the production.
Produced by the National Theatre, Oscar nominee Daldry’s production of An Inspector Calls has won more awards than any other production in theatre history and has been seen by over four million people across the globe. Daldry now returns as director of this riveting play for its run at London’s Playhouse Theatre. Whether you are seeing it for the first time or for the second, third or fourth, the return of this bold, visually astounding and passionate production is not to be missed.
Playing for a strictly limited time, book your tickets to An Inspector Calls today.
★★★★★ “Spectacular. If you haven’t seen it, you must. If you have, see it again” Mail On Sunday
★★★★★ “Stephen Daldry’s thrilling award-laden production has returned. A work of great directorial daring, breathtaking visual invention and passionate moral urgency” Daily Telegraph
★★★★★"Visually astonishing" Daily Express
Loved it from the minute it started amazing water scene at the beginning.Sat in A3 in the upper circle lovely comfy seats and plenty of leg room.Had brilliant view.The production was great from start to finish could of sat and watched it all over again I enjoyed it so much.The actors were amazing couldn't fault it.BRILLIANT PRODUCTION
A well-acted, good play spoilt by the designer and director. The doll's house set and its surroundings were a distraction that gave a feeling of detachment from the main performances. It also hindered the actors who, in the later scenes, had to keep treading on broken glass and crockery - again a distraction. The added sound effects drowned out some of the dialogue and the additional actors and children added nothing.
Excellent! Great play!
A very enjoyable production.
I had no idea An Inspector Calls would be so gripping. Wonderful from start to finish, every moment
I took my son in preparation for his GCSE, wasn't sure what to expect. We both really enjoyed the show
The set was nice but I thought the actors were a bit too dramatic, almost screaming at some points. I also didn't understand the purpose of some of the on lookers who had no role in the play other than to just stand still. I haven't read the book but appreciated the message of the play and like that it ended on a note of mystery.
A brilliant production gripped from beginning to end still as relevant today.
What an excellent performance! The special effects, lighting, speech, and acting, were second-to-none...would recommend!
We enjoyed the play. Though there were some characters that were not in the original play and it wasn't clear what their purpose was. Good effects throughout the show, and good performances from the actors.
Have seen this play three times over the years but this is by far the best ever. The set was very clever and helped to create the scary atmosphere. The actors were excellent with pauses just at the right moment. All in all a play well worth seeing. Would thoroughly recommend.
Outstanding performance for an outstanding play. Very cleaverly put together. If you are thinking of going then book your tickets and go.
An absolutely absorbing production. I loved the physical layout of the stage and the use of the darkness and rain, plus the height of the 'respectable' house and the spiral staircase dropping down. I took my niece who is studying this for GCSE English and she found it very helpful to bring the characters to life. Well done to all.
Excellent performance, brilliant production, highly recommended!
Jenny and I took Samm our 13 year old grandson to this play and we all really enjoyed it.
The show wasn't as good as I expected. The only thing I really enjoyed was the twist at the end.
Engaging and enjoyable from start to finish.
Clive Francis' performance as Arthur Birling was excellent, you really felt the anger swelling up in him towards the end. He projected an ego and a lack of empathy for Eva Smith that makes the play definitely worth seeing. As for the staging of the play, you walk away trying to figure out what so much of it's purpose was. The play starts with a boy walking up to the front of the stage and struggling to get past the stage curtain. Later on he takes the inspector's hat, then he does the exact same thing with the curtain later on. The music didn't really seem to have any relevance to the play, it disturbed very quiet, thoughtful moments and the problem with living room is that the front door at the front of it was so small that she had to lean down to avoid hitting the top of the door frame. Back to the curtain, there's one moment in the play when it goes down, then goes up again to reveal that nothing on the stage has changed. Other than all of this i felt that Clive Francis' performance made it thoroughly worth going to see.
Having read the play with two pupils excepting the final few pages, we went to the playhouse matinee yesterday Arriving late the box office & front of house staff took care of us kindly, whisking us up the many flights of stairs to the upper circle, our mixed apprehension similarly rising in pitch Seated and grateful, apologetic to those around us we'd disturbed, immediately gripped by the action far below us upon the stage - the Inspector had dispensed with Mr Birling and was moving on to his daughter Sheila Having read no reviews in advance for wanting a surprise, we were confronted by a stage cleverly arranged to encompass both the dining room and the street outside by use of point perspective: large lamp-post up front to the left, a smaller slightly further in and to the rear, cobbles diminishing in size up to a neighbouring house shrunken at the back of the stage and the Birlings' house opened at the front right via hinged walls on to a spiral staircase descending to the street below Clive Francis as Mr Birling both looked and sounded the part, hunched over, myopic, delivering forcefully on behalf of the old guard. Liam Brennan as the Inspector also projected well though more emotionally than I would have imagined. Barbara Marten was stunningly elegant however her accent rather more RP than regional and her tones shrill & garbled in moments of excitement. Diane Payne-Myers with no lines still an integral part, her movements filling the spaces well Along with solid performances by the remaining cast for the next eighty minutes, with only a few minor forgivable slips here and there - the odd overlong pause or miss-timed interruption to slow the pace, there were enough well placed, surprising touches to keep us absorbed, which I shan't spoil And when Mr Birling held his son and asked him why he had not come to him for help I felt chills Very nearly perfect
Took my 15 year old son as he's studying it for GCSE. His comment was that he thought it was odd that the characters laughed at inappropriate times which I had also found strange and pleased he had enough understanding of the play to make this observation
Absolutely stunning performance!
It needs time to consider the whats and whys, but it is interesting in that it shows how a small ripple can lead to bigger things. Main criticism is that we thought the tension could have been increased further.
I saw this production on its original outing and it still stuns - there are some shocks and some spine tingling moments. It's a creative tour de force and is a provocative production but somehow there's something flawed about the script somehow. Yet Priestly's main point that we cannot afford to live behind closed doors ignoring the external pain is more relevant than ever perhaps. There was plenty to consider walking away from the theatre.
Hi sadly we missed the performance as my husband became unwell and admitted to hospital.
Took my girls & niece as they are studying it for their GCSEs in their words "It brought the whole story to life, Thank you Mum, it has really helped" I couldn't have wished for a better outcome. The Sets were amazing and the outstanding performance of the cast, particularly, Carmela Corbett mean that this is a never to be forgotten show! Thank You to all involved, money well spent - we wish you a long run!
Loved the play, the inspector stole the show for us. Didn't really understand what the children were doing. Queued the whole time before we took our seats to get a drink. 20 + in queue and one person behind dress circle bar.
Excellent acting and great scenery ....but was spoilt by the over- loud music at start, and far too loud bang in the middle.
this is still a relevant play today. The scenery is clever and thought-provoking
Great performances. Liked set and how the house mirrored story. No interval allowed play to flow. I knew the ending but it did not disappoint.
Excellent production, well acted on a fascinatingly relevant stage set. Took my grand-daughter who is studying the play for GCSE (as I suspect were many other members of the young audience) and she found the performance really helped her understanding, particulaly placing it into social context
My teens and I really enjoyed the show last night. I found the music a bit too loud at times covering the actors' voices. Apart from that, the comedians played briallantly, the stage and comedians directions were very original. Recommend it.
Enjoyed it, glad I bought tickets. I would have liked the Inspector to be a bit more charasmatic, edgy.
My sister and I have both studied this play and were very impressed by the whole performance. The acting, costumes, set etc. were spot on. We would both definitely recommended this play.
When is it showing
Northumberland Avenue, London
No refunds available after purchase.
Running time 1 hour 45 minutes
How Does It Work
Please bring your voucher to the box office to collect tickets.
Suitable For Children
There are no official age recommendations for An Inspector Calls, however the show is suitable for those aged 12 and upwards.
When Can I Go
An Inspector Calls opens at the Playhouse Theatre London in November, and is set to play until February 4th 2017.
Performances are at 7:30pm from Tuesday to Saturday. There will also be 2:30pm matinee performances on Wednesday and Thursday, with a slightly later 3pm matinee on Saturdays.
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