National Theatre of Great Britain's

An Inspector Calls

February 19

March 10, 2019

The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare

A WorldStage Production from the U.K.
by JB Priestly
directed by Stephen Daldry

Grabs you by the throat and won't let you go.

The Guardian (U.K.)

There’ll never be a better production. It always speaks to the changing political moment.

The Telegraph

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The Play

The National Theatre of Great Britain’s award-winning thriller comes to Chicago for a limited engagement next spring. 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.


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Critical Acclaim

The Sunday Express raves, "a riveting examination of conscience and class.”
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About the Director

Stephen Daldry's boundary-crossing career includes the hit Netflix series The Crown and Oscar-nominated pictures like Billy Elliot.
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About the Playwright

JB Priestly was an award-winning British writer whose work encompassed many genres of literature, including plays.
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