An Inspector Calls
The mysterious Inspector Goole arrives at the privileged Birling household and reveals that each member of the family has contributed, in one way or another, to drive a young woman, Eva Smith, to suicide. Mr Birling, it emerges, has sacked her from his factory, where she was a union activist. Mrs Birling persuaded the local charity board to deny her aid. The Birlings’ alcoholic son, Eric, impregnated her. The Birlings’ daughter, Sheila, had her dismissed from her job in a department store.
Cast & Crew
|Arthur Birling||Edward Peel|
|Eric Birling||Tom Goodman-Hill|
|Gerald Croft||Crispin Redman|
|Inspector Goole||Nicholas Woodeson|
|Sheila Birling||Helen Schlesinger|
|Sybil Birling||Susan Engel|
|Associate Director||Julian Webber|
|Production General Manager||Sarah Overend|
- Added by Roger.
An Inspector Calls is a play written by English dramatist J. B. Priestley, first performed in 1945 (in Russia) and 1946 (in the UK). It is considered to be one of Priestley’s best known works for the stage and one of the classics of mid-20th century English theatre. The play’s success and reputation has been boosted in recent years by a successful revival by English director Stephen Daldry for the National Theatre in 1992.
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