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An Inspector Calls
21 Jan - 25 Jan 2025
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Since 1992, Daldry’s production of An Inspector Calls has won a total of 19 major awards, including four Tony Awards and three Olivier Awards, and has played to more than 4 million theatergoers worldwide. An Inspector Calls is the most internationally-lauded production in the National Theatre’s history.
JB Priestley’s brilliantly constructed masterpiece powerfully dramatises the dangers of casual capitalism’s cruelty, complacency, and hypocrisy. Stephen Daldry’s epic production highlights the play’s enduring relevance.
Written at the end of the Second World War and set before the First, An Inspector Calls is a compelling and haunting thriller. 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.
Now world-renowned as one of Britain’s leading theatre and film directors, Stephen Daldry has received Academy Award nominations for his films The Reader, The Hours, Billy Elliot, and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. His recent West End theatre work includes David Hare’s Skylight at the Wyndham’s Theatre and Peter Morgan’s The Audience at the Apollo Theatre. His multi-award-winning production of Billy Elliot The Musical ran for 11 incredible years at the Victoria Palace before embarking on a national tour.
Featuring Ian MacNeil’s ingenious designs, music by Oscar-winning composer Stephen Warbeck (Shakespeare in Love), and atmospheric lighting by Rick Fisher, this landmark production is guaranteed to have old fans rushing back and new theatergoers being swept away into the mysterious world of Inspector Goole.
Ticket prices: £10 - £42
Running time: 1 hour 45 minutes no interval
Age recommendation: 8+
Available to book:
20 Nov at 10am – Ambassadors, Supporters, Gold Friends and Corporates
22 Nov at 10am – Friends and Best Friends
24 Nov at 10am – General
Friends – 5% off Tue – Thu (bands A-D)
Ambassadors, Supporters, Best Friends and Gold Friends – 10% off Tue – Thu (bands A-D)
Friends, Best Friends, Gold Friends, Ambassadors, Supporters – 50% off first night (bands A-D)
Corporate – £2 off
U25s – £5 off weekday matinee (bands A-D)
Schools – £18 weekday matinees and Wed eve
Groups – 20+ 10% off, 40+ 20% off, 80+ 25% off on Tue – Thu performances
Audio Described: Wed 22nd Jan
Captioned: Thu 23rd Jan
Why not visit our restaurant…
Make your theatre trip extra special and dine in Prelude, a fresh and contemporary space inspired by the building’s art deco heritage.
With the hassle taken out, relax and enjoy our seasonal set price menu in Prelude. Your table is reserved for the whole evening, so you can enjoy your dessert and drinks in the show interval. Plus, Theatre Royal Friends can enjoy a 10% discount!
“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”
“A riveting examination of conscience and class”
“Thrilling. Don’t dare miss it!”
“The production grips and dazzles. Still heart-thumpingly thrilling”
“A marvellous, emotional and intelligent evening”
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