The National Theatre of Great Britain’s Landmark production of JB Priestley’s classic thriller

An Inspector Calls

February 19

March 10, 2019

The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare

A WorldStage Production from the UK
directed by Stephen Daldry

★★★★ Revelatory...a reminder of all that live theater can achieve


Stellar...beautiful, artfully crafted work not to be missed


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The Play

The National Theatre of Great Britain’s award-winning thriller comes to Chicago for a limited engagement. An Inspector Calls has become the theatrical event of a generation, amassing Olivier, Tony, Drama Desk, and Critics Circle awards. Esteemed director Stephen Daldry’s genre-spanning career includes the hit Netflix series The Crown, Oscar-nominated pictures, and Tony Award-winning productions, like Billy Elliot the Musical. His vision of this suspenseful masterpiece finds a peaceful dinner party at the prosperous Birling home shattered when an inspector arrives to investigate a young woman’s death. Revelations shake the foundations of the family’s lives, prompting an examination of their consciences—and ours.



Video: “It keeps you on the edge of your seat”

Video: “There’ll never be a better production”

Gallery: An Inspector Calls


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Critical Acclaim

The Daily Telegraph declares "★★★★★ Superbly tense. Breathtaking, daring and faultless execution."
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The Players

Creative Team

Stephen Daldry Director

Julian Webber Associate Director

Ian MacNeil Costume & Scenic Designer

Rick Fisher Lighting Designer

Stephen Warbeck Composer


Liam Brennan Inspector Goole

Christine Kavanagh Sybil Birling

Jeff Harmer Arthur Birling

Andrew Macklin Gerald Croft

Lianne Harvey Sheila Birling

Hamish Riddle Eric Birling

Diana Payne-Myers Edna

Chris Barritt Ensemble

Beth Tuckey Ensemble

Chloe Orrock Ensemble

Adam Collier Ensemble

Trent A. Davis Older Boy

Sophie Kaegi Girl

Judah Abner Paul Younger Boy

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