Plays Directory : An Inspector Calls

The information below is intended to give you a brief guide to the show and highlight some of the other The Mandy Network members who have also been involved in this show.

  • Author
    J.B. Priestley
  • Written
    1940
  • Setting
    1912, north midlands
  • Overview
    Although written in the 1940’s the play is set in 1912 prior to both World wars. It takes place at the home of the Birlings, a wealthy industrial family in the north midlands.
    The play opens on the family celebrating the engagement of Shelia their only daughter to Gerald Croft, heir to a fortune and an equally prosperous family business. The party is interrupted by the unexpected arrival of Police Inspector Goole who is investigating the death of a young woman and implicates each of diners in her death.
    As the play progresses we come to realise that no one member of the party is guilty they all are; each character playing an important part in the circumstances that led to her death.
    Inspector Goole himself is a quintessential British detective: direct, uncompromising, preternaturally insightful and unfathomable. Each character in turn bends under his line of questioning and eventually snaps, recollecting their dealings with the dead woman. Although every character is unmasked Shelia becomes the only one who truly understands the implications of her actions. The others go to great lengths to reassure themselves of their lack of culpability.
    The play really focuses in on how each character deals with their connection to both the crime and the young girl.
    However it is the ending that stays with you long after the play is finished, with its chilling twist, throwing the whole play into a totally different light. It will make you want to go back and re-read certain scenes with a different perspective.

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6 known characters

8 known roles


Connected mandy members:

Cienna Forbes-Fenty
Cienna Forbes-Fenty
Child Actor
2020, Inspector & Shelia
Michael Ross
Michael Ross
Actor
2020, Cover / Understudy Inspector & Mr Birling
Chloe Orrock
Chloe Orrock
Actor
2020, Sheila
UK and Ireland tour
Jonathan Davenport
2020, Understudy (Gerald/Eric) & Ensemble
Portia Booroff
2020, Maud and understudy for Mrs Birling and Edna
London and Nationsl
Becky Steele
Becky Steele
Actor
2019, Sheila
Derbyshire
Benedict Elliott
2019, Arthur Birling
Alex Lacey
Alex Lacey
Actor
2019, Shelia/Mrs Birling
Tour
Heather Pearse
2019, Supernumerary
Faisa Ibrahim
Faisa Ibrahim
Stage Manager
2019, Asm
Hull new theatre
Sarah Coyne
Sarah Coyne
Actor
2019, Sheila/The Inspector/Mrs Birling
Nananana Nananann
Nananana Nananann
Props Manager
2019, nnnnnnnn
Charlotte Peters
Charlotte Peters
Director
2019, Associate Director (Tour)
UK & US Tour
Josh Fielding
2019, Eric Birling
Zach Devereux
2019, Gerald/Eric
Tour
Chloe Orrock
Chloe Orrock
Actor
2019, Understudy Sheila
International tour
Mack Newton
Mack Newton
Actor
2019, Eric Birling
The Junction
Lucy Horton
Lucy Horton
Wig Master / Mistress
2019, Wigs Mistress
UK/ USA Tour
Matt Avery
Matt Avery
Actor
2019, Local ensemble
Mayflower Theatre
James Theobold
James Theobold
Deputy Stage Manager
2019, ASM book cover
Tour