PW Productions will present a U.K. and U.S. tour of Stephen Daldry’s production of J.B. Priestley’s classic thriller An Inspector Calls, launching September 14 at the York Theatre Royal.
The production will subsequently play dates on both sides of the Atlantic, including Cambridge Arts Theatre, New Wimbledon Theatre, Cheltenham Everyman Theatre, Shakespeare Theatre (Washington, D.C.), Wallis Annenberg Center (Los Angeles), Chicago Shakespeare Theater, and Arts Emerson (Boston).
Liam Brennan will play Inspector Goole with Christine Kavanagh as Mrs. Birling, Jeff Harmer as Mr. Birling, Andrew Macklin as Gerald Croft, Lianne Harvey as Sheila Birling, Hamish Riddle as Eric Birling, and Diana Payne-Myers as Edna. Completing the cast are Chris Barritt, Adam Collier, Chloe Orrock, and Beth Tuckey.
Since 1992, Daldry’s production has won 19 major awards, including four Tony Awards in 1994 and three Olivier Awards.
Written at the end of the Second World War and set before the First, An Inspector Calls begins when the mysterious Inspector Goole calls unexpectedly on the prosperous Birling family home, shattering their peaceful family dinner party with his investigations into the death of a young woman.
The production is designed by Ian MacNeil and features lighting by Rick Fisher and original music by Oscar-winning composer Stephen Warbeck.