AN INSPECTOR CALLS Extends Its Run And Transfers To The Wyndham's Theatre December 3
Stephen Daldry's multi award-winning production of JB Priestley's classic drama returned to the West End in September for an eight week season at the Novello Theatre.
Now, due to popular demand, and having been seen by over 60,000 people, the production extends its run and transfers to the Wyndham's Theatre on 3 December for sixteen weeks. Public Booking opened at 10am on Thursday 5 November 2009.
Stephen Daldry returned to direct the revival with a cast featuring Nicholas Woodeson as Inspector Goole, David Roper as Arthur Birling, Sandra Duncan as Sybil Birling, MarianneOldham as Sheila Birling, Robin Whiting as Eric Birling and Timothy Watson as Gerald Croft.Following its initial success at the National Theatre, Stephen Daldry's production of An Inspector Calls transferred to the West End for two years, prior to a world tour.
In 1993 the production opened on Broadway, winning an unprecedented string of awards including four Tony Awards. Winning a total of 19 major awards since it first opened, this landmark production has played in Australia, the United States, Japan and Europe, and as well as its first West End run, has completed six major UK tours and a return visit to the West End which lasted for over eight years. Well in excess of 2 million theatergoers have watched the production at nearly 5000 performances.
World-renowned as one of Britain's leading theatre and film directors, Stephen Daldry hasbeen back in the spotlight as his latest film The Reader won numerous award nominations andits star Kate Winslet picked up both the Oscar and the BAFTA for Best Actress.
Since then, Daldry's hugely popular stage musical Billy Elliot has been nominated for a staggering 15awards. When An Inspector Calls opened at the National Theatre in 1992 to universal acclaim it was awarded three Olivier Awards, two Evening Standard Awards and was hailed as thedefinitive production. Written at the end of the Second World War and set before the First, An Inspector Calls is acompelling and haunting thriller.
The story begins when the mysterious Inspector Goole callsunexpectedly on the prosperous Birling family home. Their peaceful family dinner party isshattered by his investigations into the death of a young woman.