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An Inspector Calls

An Inspector Calls

The Tony Award winning production from the director of Billy Elliot and The Crown.

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MAR 14 - 24, 2019

A CONVERSATION WITH IAIN GILLIE, PRODUCER OF AN INSPECTOR CALLS

An Inspector Calls

An Inspector Calls (NOW-MAR 24) has traveled the world since it was revived in the early 1990s. Multiple tours and several theaters later, touring the An Inspector Calls set still remains an incredible feat of engineering and technical design. We had the opportunity to interview Iain Gillie, the current producer of An Inspector Calls, who has been with the production for over 20 years in several roles. Check out the video below and be sure…

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LET’S TALK ABOUT AN INSPECTOR CALLS

An Inspector Calls

Thank you for joining us for the National Theatre’s An Inspector Calls! We are so proud to present this landmark production in the Cutler Majestic . J.B. Priestley’s script offers all the twist and turns of an Agatha Christie novel, written for a post World War II world. He is asking us to look at class systems and consider our proximity to the most vulnerable people in our communities. What conversations did you have on your way home?What…

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WHAT’S IN A SEASON BY ARTISTIC DIRECTOR DAVID DOWER

An Inspector Calls

As the curtain rises on An Inspector Calls, a centerpiece of our ninth season, we are busily putting the finishing touches on our next: the 10th! It’s hard to imagine that the time has flown so quickly. If you are new to the ArtsEmerson community, it may seem we’ve always been here. But we were launched by Emerson College to coincide with the opening of the Paramount Center, quickly establishing ourselves as a home for…

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AUDIENCES IN CHICAGO CALL AN INSPECTOR CALLS “SHOCKING,” “FUNNY,” AND “WORTH THE TRIP!”

An Inspector Calls

An Inspector Calls (MAR 14-24) had audiences raving at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater! Check out their reactions to JB Priestley’s classic thriller below: “It’s just worth the trip. I’m still sort of verklempt. It really really hit home.” “It keeps you on the edge of your seat, but also makes you laugh.” “I leaned in. I needed to know more, what is happening!” “It’s one of the best sets I’ve seen in a long time….

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The Artwork of An Inspector Calls

An Inspector Calls

JB Priestley’s Classic Thriller An Inspector Calls has traveled the world in several iterations, from its premiere in Russia in 1945 to upcoming performances at the Cutler Majestic later this month. New directors, cast changes and even a film adaptation produced by the BBC have brought An Inspector Calls to a global scale, each with their own take on this classic story, illuminating a new theme in the ever-relevant work. As we look forward to…

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The Oscars and ArtsEmerson

An Inspector Calls

Did you know that Stephen Daldry, director of JB Priestley’s Classic Thriller An Inspector Calls, is a four-time Academy Award nominee and a winner of both a Golden Globe and Emmy Award? With the 91st Academy Awards Ceremony taking place this upcoming Sunday evening, we decided to take a look back at ArtsEmerson’s own relationship between the stage and screen as we get ready to welcome this epic mystery to our stage next month! Denis…

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Iconic Mysteries From Pop Culture

An Inspector Calls

Hailed as the theatrical event of a generation and winning more awards than any other production in history, the National Theatre’s Landmark Production of JB Priestley’s classic thriller, An Inspector Calls is a mystery tale that has stood the test of time. “‘An Inspector Calls is like an episode of ‘The Twilight Zone’ wrapped in an Agatha Christie mystery.” – The Washington Post. If you are excited about An Inspector Calls as we are, here are…

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The Life and Times of J.B. Priestley

STEPHEN DALDRY

J.B. Priestley began his impressive writing career like so many other famed authors: writing after hours. A junior clerk for a wool firm by day and a writer by night, Priestley’s writing appeared in newspapers throughout London, but it wasn’t until after World War I Priestley’s works became an international influence, with his novels and plays touching on topics of politics, economics, and the human condition. While his burgeoning writing career began in the early…

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THE MARVELOUS SET OF INSPECTOR CALLS

An Inspector Calls

There is no doubt that An Inspector Calls is an important and prolific play, made only more prominent by Stephen Daldry’s revival in the 1990s. In this version, Daldry masterfully blended the two eras of the play: the 1945 post-war era, when the play was written, and the early 1900s in which the play is set. Daldry manifests this in the way the characters–especially Inspector Goole–interact with each other and observe their surroundings, the wardrobes and,…

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THE ILLUSTRIOUS CAREER OF STEPHEN DALDRY, DIRECTOR OF AN INSPECTOR CALLS

STEPHEN DALDRY

Although you may not know his name, you certainly know his work. English film and stage director and producer Stephen Daldry has worked on a number of critically-acclaimed and award-winning pieces, including Billy Elliot, The Hours–starring Meryl Streep–and Netflix’s The Crown. He has directed plays that have opened in London’s West End, the Royal National Theatre, and on Broadway. Daldry even created elements of the Opening and Closing Ceremonies for 2012 London Olympics and is even…

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Introducing the Cast of An Inspector Calls

An Inspector Calls

ArtsEmerson is delighted to welcome the National Landmark Production of An Inspector Calls (MAR 14 – 24). First produced with the National Theatre of Great Britain, this production has been seen on Broadway, had six seasons in London’s West End, ten UK tours, two Australian tours and a season in Tokyo, but this is the first time it’s been seen on tour in the United States. Of course, this 1945 thriller wouldn’t be complete without…

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THE LONG, UNLIKELY LIFE OF AN INSPECTOR CALLS

Inspector Calls

In the fall of 1945, British playwright J.D. Priestly and his wife Jane boarded a war-battered Douglas C-47 plane with no seats or seat belts and traveled to Moscow, Russia. Priestly was about to premiere his new play, An Inspector Calls. The play was written in just one week. Unable to find a venue for the production in London, Priestly exported his show over 2,000 miles away to the USSR. The show debuted at the…

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