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Chicago Shakespeare Presents Stephen Daldry's AN INSPECTOR CALLS

Chicago Shakespeare Presents Stephen Daldry's AN INSPECTOR CALLS

Chicago Shakespeare Theater presents The National Theatre of Great Britain's award-winning production of JB Priestley's classic thriller An Inspector Calls, hailed by the Evening Standard as "an epic for our epoch, a thrillingly physical piece of theatre-with the power to stir the heart as much as the mind." The production is staged by Stephen Daldry, whose extraordinary career spans genres from the hit Netflix series The Crown; to films, with Oscar-nominated pictures like The Reader, The Hours, Billy Elliot, and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close; to the stage, where his Billy Elliot the Musical was honored with ten Tony Awards, and his current production of The Inheritance is enjoying an acclaimed run in London's West End.

An Inspector Calls is featured in a special limited engagement in The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare, February 19-March 10, 2019.

Winner of 19 major accolades, including multiple Olivier, Tony, Drama Desk, and Critics Circle Awards, this international touring production of An Inspector Calls is the longest running revival of a play in history-now seen by more than 4 million theatregoers worldwide. This suspenseful masterpiece begins when the mysterious Inspector Goole calls unexpectedly on the prosperous Birling home, shattering their peaceful family dinner party with his investigation into the death of a young woman. Revelations shake the foundations of the family's lives, prompting an examination of their consciences.

The Washington Post called it, " evening of many dark and twisting delights." The Guardian hailed it, "spine-tingling. Lushly operatic, yet hard as steel-grabs you by the throat and won't let you go" and The Telegraph raved, "there'll never be a better production... always speaks to the changing political moment."

Artistic Director Barbara Gaines shared, "We're elated to share Stephen Daldry's award-winning production with Chicago. The larger-than-life scale of this thriller will have audiences on the edges of their seats-and you'll see why they call it the 'theatrical event of a generation' in the UK. Simply no one does this work better than Stephen Daldry."

The company features Liam Brennan (Inspector Goole), Christine Kavanagh (Sybil Birling), Jeff Harmer (Arthur Birling), Lianne Harvey (Sheila Birling), Hamish Riddle (Eric Birling), Andrew Macklin (Gerald Croft), and Diana Payne-Myers (Edna). Rounding out the ensemble are Chris Barritt, Adam Collier, Chloe Orrock, and Beth Tuckey.

The creative team for An Inspector Calls creative team includes Associate Director Julian Webber, Tony Award-winning Scenic and Costume Designer Ian MacNeill, two-time Olivier and Tony Award-winning Lighting Designer Rick Fisher, and Composer Stephen Warbeck-who notably garnered an Academy Award for his original score for Shakespeare in Love.

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An Inspector Calls will be presented in The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare, February 19-March 10, 2019. Single tickets ($46-$88) are on sale now. Special discounts will be available for groups of 10 or more. For more information, contact Chicago Shakespeare Theater's Box Office at 312.595.5600 or visit the Theater's website at

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