An Inspector Calls

An Inspector Calls by J B Priestley

was performed by Banbury Cross Players in March 2013.

Directed by Terry Gallager
Cast
Arthur Birling – Peter Bloor
Sybil Birling – Trish Thompson
Sheila Birling – Victoria Harvey-Jones
Eric Birling – Thomas Perry
Gerald Croft – Ian Nutt
Edna Camilla – Betts
Inspector Goole – Bruce Walton
Eva Smith/Daisy Renton – Helena Boughton

The action, which is continuous, takes place during one evening in April 1912 in the dining room of the Birlings’ house in Brumley (an industrial city in the North Midlands).

The prosperous Birling family dinner party is interrupted by the appearance of Inspector Goole bringing news of the suspicious death of Eva Smith.
Who is the mysterious Inspector and what DOES he want from each of them?

Photos from the play (click image for more).

An Inspector Calls is a play written by English dramatist J. B. Priestley, set in 1912 and first performed in 1945 in the Soviet Union and 1946 in the UK. It is one of Priestley’s best known works for the stage and considered to be one of the classics of mid-20th-century English theatre. The play’s success and reputation has been boosted in recent years by a successful revival by English director Stephen Daldry for the National Theatre in 1992, and a tour of the UK in 2011–2012.