About the Show/Event
Information for An Inspector Calls at Theatre Royal, Newcastle upon Tyne (Play). When Inspector Goole calls unexpectedly on the prosperous Birling family investigating the suicide of a poor young local woman his startling revelations shatter the very foundation of their lives. As the Inspector asks insinuating questions it becomes clear that they all bear guilt for the destruction of the woman they have variously exploited for cheap labour, cheap sex and worse - And then the plot thickens. Written at the end of the second World War and set before the first, An Inspector Calls is a brilliantly compelling and haunting thriller.
Approximate runtime 110minutes (including any interval).
Performers Liam Brennan (Inspector Goole), Christine Kavanagh (Mrs Birling), Jeff Harmer (Mr Birling), Andrew Macklin (Gerald Croft), Lianne Harvey (Sheila Birling), Hamish Riddle (Eric Birling), Diana Payne-Myers (Edna), Chris Barritt (Ensemble), Beth Tucke (Ensemble), Chloe Orrock (Ensemble), Adam Collier (Ensemble).
Author J B Priestley. Director Stephen Daldry. Design Ian MacNeil. Lighting Rick Fisher. Music Stephen Warbeck. Director Julian Webber (associate director).