An Inspector Calls is a JB Priestley classic. And now it’s coming home to Bradford. Who’s as excited as I am?
Stephen Daldry’s multi-award winning production for the National Theatre has been selling out everywhere it goes, including a season in London and America. Over 5 million people across the world have seen the production so far!
It’s a challenging but exciting version of the classic thriller, and it’s certainly a mighty success. I’ve seen it once before and it’s honestly fantastic, combining magnificent sets with clever lighting and pristine direction.
If you don’t know the play, you should give it a read and most definitely come along to Bradford to give it a watch. Here’s the teaser: “When Inspector Goole arrives unexpectedly at the prosperous Birling family home, their peaceful dinner party is shattered by his investigations into the death of a young woman. His startling revelations shake the very foundations of their lives and challenge us all to examine our consciences.”
The play is set at the end of the Second World War, just before the First. Yet many of its themes and moral points still very much stand today. This makes it a perfect choice for modern theatre-goers.
Inspector Goole is played by Liam Brennan, whose theatre credits include Richard III and Twelfth Night at Shakespeare’s Globe, and Diary of a Madman at The Gate, for which he was awarded Best Actor at the Edinburgh Festival in 2016. The rest of the cast also have a list of impressive credits to their name.
Whether you’re a classic theatre fan or prefer a good musical, this is definitely a show worth seeing. Catch An Inspector Calls at the Alhambra Theatre, Bradford, from 29th January – 1st February 2020.