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Theatre REVIEW: An Inspector Calls - ★★★★

Updated: May 31, 2023


JB Priestly's Classic Thriller


Stephen Daldry’s multi-award-winning National Theatre production of JB Priestley’s classic thriller returns.


Winner of 19 major awards and hailed as the theatrical event of its generation, An Inspector Calls has thrilled more than 5 million theatergoers worldwide. 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. More relevant now than ever, this is a must-see for a whole new generation.


 

Where?


Festival Theatre, Edinburgh - until 4th February - part of UK Tour




MIX UP REVIEWS:


Erin (Age 12) - ★★★★

"The diverse play with many unique edges to create an amazing show of comical humour and various twists along the way."


Daniel (Age 12) - ★★★★

"This was a great play! The acting was mostly smashing and the story was extremely interesting. The whole set was very impressive and my favourite character was inspector Goul.

This was a show that I can recommend to anyone who likes murder mystery stuff and it’s only fault in my opinion is that I wasn’t a huge fan of the girl who was getting married as I found her acting to be lacklustre."


Stewart - ★★★★

"A visually epic and stunning production of the classic thriller. The play is so good itself that it can be argued that it doesn't need all the add-ons here - but the staging is pretty unforgettable nonetheless. The performances are all quite heightened which sometimes leaves a little less room for light and shade (particularly in vocal delivery) but I'll disagree with Daniel as I thought Chloe Orrock was fantastic as Sheila Birling, and was my favourite performance in the play.

It's such a unique adaptation that no matter how familiar you are with the play you'll find something new to enjoy here. If you are coming to the play afresh, like our young reviewers, you'll be blown away by not only the spectacular staging of this production but the brilliance of the writing as well."







 



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