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:

Zak Wadley
Zak Wadley
Actor
2018, Gerald Croft
Schools
Amber Williams
2016, Gerald
Maltings Theatre
Nicola Stringfellow
2016, Gerald
Richard Llewellyn
2015, Gerald
Touring
Colin Rice
Colin Rice
Actor
2015, Beadle Bamford
Valley Community Theatre, Liverpool
Gus Glassborow
2014, Gerald Croft
Playhouse Norwich
Quincey Kane
Quincey Kane
Actor
2014, Gerald Croft
North-West of England (Tour)
Steve Hemsley
2014, Gerald Croft
The Stag Theatre
Jay Osborne
Jay Osborne
Actor
2013, Gerald Croft
Andrew Swift
Andrew Swift
Actor
2013, Gerald
Andrew Pearson-Wright
2013, Gerald Croft
Tour
Peter Hoggart
2013, Gerald Croft
St Edmunds Hall, Southwold. Jubilee Hall, Aldeburgh
Robert Boyle
Robert Boyle
Actor
2013, Gerald Croft
High Schools
Alex Scott Fairley
2012, Gerald Croft
Simon Birks
Simon Birks
Actor
2009, Gerald
Rustington
Stephen Gillard
2009, Gerald Croft
Terry O'Toole Theatre
Owen Lindsay
Owen Lindsay
Actor
2009, Gerald Croft
Nicolas Hunter-James
2008, Gerald
The Wheatsheaf Theatre
Andrew Sumner
2008, Gerald
Lane Husband
Lane Husband
Actor
2008, Gerald Croft
Tyne Met College