Cast members from the most recent UK tour of An Inspector Calls.

Stephen Daldry’s production of An Inspector Calls will return to the West End this November, following its most recent UK tour.

An Inspector Calls is described as sinister and widely considered to be a classic example of a ‘whodunit’.

It will run at the Playhouse Theatre from 4th November until 4th February. The opening date marks exactly 70 years since the play was first staged in the UK.

Casting for An Inspector Calls has yet to be announced.


Written by J. B. Priestley, An Inspector Calls is set in 1912 in Brumley, a fictional industrial city in the Midlands.

Arthur Birling, his wife Sybil, their daughter Sheila and son Eric are in their drawing room just after dinner celebrating Sheila’s engagement to Gerald Croft, son of Sir George Croft, and heir to the most successful family business in the north of England.

The wealthy upper-middle class family’s dinner party is interrupted when they receive an unexpected visit from the mysterious Inspector Goole.

Audiences will watch the entire Birling family as they are questioned about their potential involvement in the death of Eva Smith, a young and innocent working-class lady, in a build-up to what’s been described as a ‘terrifying climax’.

More about An Inspector Calls

Seen by over four million people worldwide, An Inspector Calls has earned multiple awards, including the Olivier Award for Best Revival, as well as Critic’s Circle Awards for Best Director and Best Design.

The play received its West End debut in 1946, and Stephen Daldry’s revival first opened at the National Theatre in 1992, with Kenneth Cranham playing the role of Inspector Goole.

Group booking information

Group travel organisers planning a trip to see An Inspector Calls can purchase tickets now.

Group rates are available for parties of ten or more and can be booked by calling the group booking line on 020-7206 1174.

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Pictured: Cast members from the most recent UK tour of An Inspector Calls. (Photo credit: Robert Day).