An Inspector Calls – Casting Announced

Book now for An Inspector Calls at the Playhouse Theatre

Producers have announced that Clive Francis (The Crown, Netflix), Barbara Marten (Casualty) and Liam Brennan (Diary of a Madman – winner of a Stage Edinburgh Award) will lead a dynamic cast in the much-anticipated return of Stephen Daldry’s multi award-winning production of JB Priestley’s An Inspector Calls at the Playhouse Theatre, London. Clive Francis comments, An Inspector Calls is one of the great classic plays of the 20th century. It premiered in London’s west end the year I was born and has now been seen by a whole new generation of theatregoers thanks to Stephen Daldry’s brilliant and masterly production. An Inspector Calls is considered one of Priestley’s greatest works, and has been subject to a variety of interesting interpretations, none more so than this historic National Theatre revival which I’m delighted to be part of. They will be joined on stage by Matthew Douglas, Carmela Corbett, Hamish Riddle and … Read more

Rediscovered Priestley Comedy Comes To Park Theatre

J B Priestley's The Roundabout at the Park Theatre

The Roundabout, a recently discovered comedy by J B Priestley comes to the Park Theatre in late August 2016. The Kettlewells are a dysfunctional family. Richard is a charming old Etonian whose business ventures are failing. Over a crowded weekend, his daughter Pamela, whom he hardly knows, returns from Russia, a passionate communist; his ex-wife and mistress both unexpectedly arrive, and his butler has a big win at the races. Best known for the classics The Inspector Calls and Time And The Conways, this will be the first major revival of The Roundabout in eighty years. Directed by Hugh Ross, the cast of The Roundabout will include Steven Blakeley (Comrade Staggles), Lisa Bowerman (Lady Kettlewell), Bessie Carter (Pamela Kettlewell), Richenda Carey (Lady Knightsbridge), Charlie Field (Farrington Gurney), Derek Hutchinson (Parsons), Annie Jackson (Alice), Ed Pinker (Alec Grenside), Brian Proteheroe (Lord Kettlewell), Hugh Sachs (Churton Saunders) and Carol Starks (Hilda Lancicourt). … Read more

Rare Priestley Comes To The Old Red Lion

Book now for Benighted at the Old Red Lion Theatre

Following their success with the 2015 world premiere of Arthur Miller’s No Villian, The Old Red Lion Theatre has announced the world premiere of J B Priestley’s Benighted. Originally published in 1927 as a novel by a then unknown Priestley, it wasn’t until 1932 that the novel was adapted  by Universal into a film called The Old Dark House, which broke box office records across the UK. Set in the heart of wildest Wales on a treacherously stormy night where it seems the world itself is going to end, Philip and Margaret Waverton are left with no choice but to abandon their Austin Tourer and seek refuge in an old dark house. Soaked, hungry and exhausted from their ordeal, the Wavertons’ relief at finally being indoors rapidly slips away as it becomes devilishly apparent that their gracious hosts for the evening, the peculiar Femm Family (and indeed the house itself), … Read more

An Inspector Calls Comes To The Playhouse Theatre

An Inspector Calls at The Playhouse Theatre

Twenty Five years after it’s first appearance at the National Theatre, Stephen Daldry’s award-winning production of J B Priestley’s An Inspector Calls will return to the West End this winter at the Playhouse Theatre. Since 1992, This production of An Inspector Calls has won a total of 19 major awards, including four Tony Awards and three Olivier Awards, playing to more than 4 milion theatregoers worldwide, making it the most internationally-lauded production in the National Theatre’s history. J B Priestley’s brilliantly constructed masterpiece powerfully dramatises the dangers of casual capitalism’s cruelty, complacency and hypocrisy. Stephen Daldry’s epic production highlights the play’s enduring relevance. 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. Their peaceful family dinner party is shattered by … Read more

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