The multi award-winning production of J.B Priestley’s An Inspector Calls returns to the area as part of a major UK tour.
The National Theatre’s production, directed by Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot) pays a call to Nottingham’s Theatre Royal from November 10-14.
Winner of 19 major international awards, this is the longest-running play revival in history.
Daldry’s recent West End theatre work includes a revival of David Hare’s Skylight starring Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan at the Wyndham’s Theatre and Peter Morgan’s The Audience, originally starring Helen Mirren at the Gielgud Theatre and currently starring Kristen Scott Thomas at the Apollo Theatre. His multi award-winning production of Billy Elliot The Musical is now enjoying its 10th year at the Victoria Palace.
This tour marks 70 years since An Inspector Calls first premiered, in Moscow in 1945.
Written at the end of the Second World War and set before the First World War, J.B Priestley’s play is a compelling and haunting thriller.
The story begins when the mysterious Inspector Goole calls unexpectedly on the prosperous Birling family home.
Their peaceful dinner party is shattered by his investigations into the death of a young woman whom each of them in turn has exploited.
His startling revelations not only shatter the very foundations of their lives but challenge us all to examine our consciences.
Daldry’s visionary production unites the 1912 setting with the time it was written in 1945, transfering the play to a dramatic cobblestone war-torn wasteland, where the Edwardian Birling family home looms precariously, suspended on stilts.
Performances are at 7.30pm nightly with Wednesday and Thursday matinees at 2pm and a Saturday matinee at 2.30pm.
Tickets are £29.50 - £14 plus concessions. Go to www.trch.co.uk or you can call the box office on 0115 9895555.