An Inspector Calls Prod Shot

An Inspector Calls

Live at
Grand Opera House York
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Tue 7 Feb - Sat 11 Feb 2023
  Tickets available from £13.00
subject to a transaction fee of £3.80
Play
1 hour 50 minutes
with no interval
Stephen Daldry’s multi award-winning National Theatre production of JB Priestley’s classic thriller returns.
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Grand Opera House York

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Tue 7 Feb - Sat 11 Feb 2023
Cumberland Street, York YO1 9SW
1 hour 50 minutes with no interval
Tue - Sat at 19:30
Wed, Thur, Sat at 14:30
For group bookings of 10 or more:

Why go and see it?

Winner of 19 major awards and hailed as the theatrical event of its generation, An Inspector Calls has thrilled more than 5 million theatregoers worldwide.

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 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.

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Since 1992, Daldry’s production of An Inspector Calls has won a total of 19 major awards, including four Tony Awards and three Olivier Awards, and has played to more than 5 million theatergoers worldwide. An Inspector Calls is the most internationally-lauded production in the National Theatre’s history.

Dazzling, if you haven't seen it, you must. If you have, see it again
- Mail On Sunday 2010
An epic for our epoch, a thrillingly physical piece of theatre - with the power to stir the heart as much as the mind
- Evening Standard
It is great to see a new generation encountering this sobering and sadly relevant piece of theatre.
- Financial Times

JB 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.

Now world-renowned as one of Britain’s leading theatre and film directors, Stephen Daldry has received Academy Award nominations for his films The Reader, The Hours, Billy Elliot and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. His recent West End theatre work includes David Hare’s Skylight at the Wyndham’s Theatre and Peter Morgan’s The Audience at the Apollo Theatre. His multi award-winning production of Billy Elliot The Musical ran for 11 incredible years at the Victoria Palace before embarking on a national tour.

Featuring Ian MacNeil’s ingenious designs, music by Oscar-winning composer Stephen Warbeck (Shakespeare in Love) and atmospheric lighting by Rick Fisher, this landmark production is guaranteed to have old fans rushing back and new theatregoers being swept away into the mysterious world of Inspector Goole.

Creative team:

Director Stephen Daldry

Designer Ian MacNeil

Lighting Designer Rick Fisher

Composer Stephen Warbeck

Associate Director Julian Webber

Producer PW Productions

Please note: Trailer features previous cast.

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What the critics say

Every time Stephen Daldry's great production of this JB Priestley play returns, its power and pertinence feel all the more striking
- The Independent
Stephen Daldry’s spectacularly successful remount of JB Priestley has returned to the West End… it remains a remarkable evening.
- The Times
I never tire of watching it. An Inspector Calls always speaks to the changing political moment.
- Dominic Cavendish for The Telegraph

Grand Opera House York

Cumberland Street, York YO1 9SW
York Station
The box office will open 90 minutes prior to performances.
We have a range of bars throughout the venue. Enjoy a drink on every level of our theatre alongside our main foyer bar.
There is no cloakroom available at The Grand Opera House.
Enhance your theatre experience by sitting in one of our Ambassador Boxes. Relax and watch the show from your own theatre box and enjoy a mini bottle of bubbly, savoury snacks and chocolates to make your time at the theatre extra special.

Not originally intended to be a theatre, the buildings that comprise the Grand Opera House York officially opened in 1902 with Little Red Riding Hood starring Florrie Ford. Since then it has been owned by FJ Butterworth, the Shepherd of Shambles and the India Pru Co. Ltd who spent £4,000,000 restoring the theatre to its former glory in 1987.

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Grand Opera House York

change
Tue 7 Feb - Sat 11 Feb 2023
Cumberland Street, York YO1 9SW
1 hour 50 minutes with no interval
Tue - Sat at 19:30
Wed, Thur, Sat at 14:30
For group bookings of 10 or more: