We’ve had the pleasure to attend another play in London. This time at the Playhouse Theatre, we saw An Inspector Calls. A classic thriller written by J.B. Priestley, the play was first performed in the Soviet Union in 1945, then in the UK in 1946. The play is currently showing in London and will be until March 25th, 2017.
An Inspector Calls takes place in Bromley, Greater London in 1912. The play starts out at the Birling family’s home where this prosperous family, Arthur Birling, his wife Sybil, their son Eric and daughter Sheila are celebrating Sheila’s engagement to Gerald Croft, son of Sir George Croft, and heir to the most successful family business in North of England.
Their celebration is interrupted when a Police Inspector Goole arrives, unannounced, to question each of them about the death of a young woman. As the investigation unfolds, the revelations link them all to the tragedy.
An Inspector Calls is quite popular. I booked tickets for the play when it was first available in early November but wasn’t able to get tickets until last Saturday. I can see why it’s a hit. The whole production was great, the acting superb, and both story and plot were engaging and exceptional. We enjoyed An Inspector Calls tremendously, making it our new favorite play.