News: Casting announced for An Inspector Calls (touring)

CASTING ANNOUNCED FOR UK TOUR OF

STEPHEN DALDRY’S

SEMINAL PRODUCTION OF

JB PRIESTLEY’S CLASSIC THRILLER

AN INSPECTOR CALLS”

TO VISIT THEATRE ROYAL NOTTINGHAM

11-15 FEBRUARY 2020

The UK and Ireland Tour of Stephen Daldry’s seminal production of JB Priestley’s classic thriller “AN INSPECTOR CALLS” will visit the Theatre Royal Nottingham from Tuesday 11 to Saturday 15 February 2020.

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Liam Brennan will play ‘Inspector Goole’, Christine Kavanagh ‘Mrs Birling’, Jeff Harmer ‘Mr Birling’, Alasdair Buchan ‘Gerald Croft’, Chloe Orrock ‘Sheila Birling’, Ryan Saunders ‘Eric Birling’ and Diana Payne-Myers ‘Edna’. The cast is completed by Michael Ross, Portia Booroff, Elissa Churchill and Jonathan Davenport.

Liam Brennan’s theatre credits include “Richard III” and “Twelfth Night” at Shakespeare’s Globe, and “Diary of a Madman” at The Gate, for which he was awarded Best Actor at the Edinburgh Festival in 2016.

Christine Kavanagh’s National Theatre credits include “Man and Superman” and “Albert Speer” and the National Theatre UK Tour of “Hedda Gabler”. Her West End credits include “The Importance of Being Earnest” at the Harold Pinter Theatre. With the Royal Shakespeare Company Christine has performed “Macbeth” and “Much Ado About Nothing”. Her other credits include “A Doll’s House”, “Travesties”, “She Stoops to Conquer” and “The Rivals”.

Jeff Harmer’s credits include playing ‘Berrard’ in the national tour of “Bird Song”. His other theatre credits include “Fox on The Fairway”, “Out Of Order”, “Donkey’s Years”, “Romeo & Juliet” and “As You Like It”.

Alasdair Buchan’s West End credits include “Urinetown: The Musical” at the Apollo Theatre and St. James’ Theatre and “Richard III” and “The Pride” both at Trafalgar Studios. His further credits include “Seanse” at The Other Palace, playing ‘Sherlock Holmes’ in the UK Tour of “Sherlock Holmes at the Crimson Cobbles” and the UK Tours of “Night Must Fall”, “A Little History of the World”, “The Importance of Being Earnest”, “Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me” and “The Lost World”.

Chloe Orrock’s credits include playing ‘Sybil Vane’ in “The Picture of Dorian Gray” and ‘PC Abrahams’/’Nurse Davis’ in “Too Much Punch for Judy” both Upstairs at the Gatehouse. Chloe has performed her new spoken word short play “Of Sirens and Other Monsters” at the Pleasance Theatre in Islington and the Brockley Jack Theatre.

Ryan Saunders’ West End credits include playing ‘Freddie Beanstock’ in “Hobson’s Choice” at the Vaudeville Theatre and “Sweet Bird of Youth” at the Old Vic. His further theatre credits include the UK Tours of “The Mousetrap”, “The History Boys”, “The Madness of George III”, “Mrs Warren’s Profession” and “Shards” and playing ‘Clifford Bradshaw’ in the English Theatre of Frankfurt production of “Cabaret”.

Diana Payne-Myers’ credits include “Strange Fish”, “Boxes” and “Le dernier chaperon rouge”.

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. It has played to more than 4 million theatregoers worldwide and is the most internationally-lauded production in the National Theatre’s history.

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, shattering their peaceful family dinner party with his investigations into the death of a young woman.

JB Priestley’s brilliantly constructed masterpiece powerfully dramatises the dangers of casual capitalism’s cruelty, complacency and hypocrisy.


“AN INSPECTOR CALLS” is directed by the world-renowned theatre and film director Stephen Daldry. Stephen’s many theatre credits include “The Audience”, “Skylight” and “Billy Elliot The Musical”. His film credits include “The Hours”, “The Reader” and “Billy Elliot”, all of which earned him Academy Award nominations for Best Director. Most recently he has directed several episodes of the Netflix smash hit series “The Crown”, for which he is also Producer.

AN INSPECTOR CALLS” is designed by Ian MacNeil, with music by Academy Award winning composer Stephen Warbeck and Lighting by Rick Fisher.

LOCAL LISTINGS INFORMATION:

AN INSPECTOR CALLS

Theatre Royal Nottingham

Tuesday 11 – Saturday 15 February 2020

Tue-Sat 7.30pm, Wed & Thu matinee 2pm, Sat matinee 2.30pm

£10 – £35.50 plus discounts for Royal Members*, Under 16s, 16-25 year olds, Schools and Groups www.trch.co.uk 0115 989 5555

*Theatre Royal & Royal Concert Hall Nottingham Royal Membership scheme offering ticket discounts, exclusive pre-sales, meet the cast nights and more www.trch.co.uk/membership

AN INSPECTOR CALLS”

UK AND IRELAND TOUR DATES 2020

WEDNESDAY 29 JANUARY – SATURDAY 1 FEBRUARY

The Alhambra Theatre, Bradford www.bradford-theatres.co.uk

ON SALE SOON

TUESDAY 4 FEBRUARY – SATURDAY 8 FEBRUARY

Liverpool Playhouse www.everymanplayhouse.com

ON SALE NOW

TUESDAY 11 FEBRUARY – SATURDAY 15 FEBRUARY

Theatre Royal Nottingham www.trch.co.uk/

ON SALE NOW

TUESDAY 25 FEBRUARY – SATURDAY 29 FEBRUARY

Theatre Royal, Brighton www.atgtickets.com/venues/theatre-royal-brighton

ON SALE NOW

TUESDAY 3 MARCH – SATURDAY 7 MARCH

Theatre Royal Plymouth www.theatreroyal.com

ON SALE SOON

TUESDAY 10 MARCH – SATURDAY 14 MARCH

Cardiff New Theatre www.newtheatrecardiff.co.uk

ON SALE SOON

TUESDAY 17 MARCH – SATURDAY 21 MARCH

Cambridge Arts Theatre www.cambridgeartstheatre.com

ON SALE SOON

TUESDAY 24 MARCH – SATURDAY 28 MARCH

Theatre Royal, Glasgow www.atgtickets.com/venues/theatre-royal-glasgow

ON SALE NOW

TUESDAY 31 MARCH – SATURDAY 4 APRIL

Guildford Yvonne Arnaud www.yvonne-arnaud.co.uk

ON SALE SOON

TUESDAY 14 APRIL – SATURDAY 18 APRIL

Sheffield Lyceum www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk

ON SALE SOON

TUESDAY 21 APRIL – SATURDAY 25 APRIL

Sunderland Empire www.atgtickets.com/venues/sunderland-empire

ON SALE SOON

TUESDAY 28 APRIL – SATURDAY 2 MAY

Belgrade Theatre, Coventry www.belgrade.co.uk/

ON SALE SOON

TUESDAY 12 MAY – SATURDAY 16 MAY

The Orchard, Dartford www.orchardtheatre.co.uk

ON SALE SOON

TUESDAY 19 MAY – SATURDAY 23 MAY

CURVE, Leicester www.curveonline.co.uk

ON SALE SOON

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