PW Productions have announced the full cast of the UK and US tour of Stephen Daldry’s seminal production of JB Priestley’s classic thriller An Inspector Calls which opens at York Theatre Royal on Friday 14 September 2018 before touring to Cambridge Arts Theatre, New Wimbledon Theatre, Cheltenham Everyman Theatre, Shakespeare Theatre Washington DC, Wallis Annenberg Center Los Angeles, Chicago Shakespeare Theater and Arts Emerson, Boston.
Liam Brennan will play ‘Inspector Goole’, Christine Kavanagh ‘Mrs Birling’, Jeff Harmer ‘Mr Birling’, Andrew Macklin ‘Gerald Croft’, Lianne Harvey ‘Sheila Birling’, Hamish Riddle ‘Eric Birling’ and Diana Payne-Myers ‘Edna’. The cast is completed by Chris Barritt, Adam Collier, Chloe Orrock and Beth Tuckey.
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. It has played to more than 4 million theatregoers worldwide and is the most internationally-lauded production in the National Theatre’s history.
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, shattering their peaceful family dinner party with his investigations into the death of a young woman.
JB Priestley’s brilliantly constructed masterpiece powerfully dramatises the dangers of casual capitalism’s cruelty, complacency and hypocrisy.
An Inspector Calls, JB Priestly, Stephen Daldry, Liam Brennan, Christine Kavanagh, Jeff Harmer, Andrew Macklin, Lianne Harvey, Hamish Riddle, Diana Payne-Myers Chris Barritt, Adam Collier, Chloe Orrock, Beth Tuckey