An Inspector CallsDuration 1h45

Novello Theatre, Aldwych, London, United Kingdom, WC2B 4LD

On its premiere in 1993 at the National Theatre, Stephen Daldry's production of An Inspector Calls was hailed as a masterpiece, bringing JB Priestley's work to the fore once more. After a transfer to the West End, where it stayed for eight years, a Broadway production and national and international tour, this Laurence Olivier and Tony Award-winning staging returns to London with Daldry directing once more.

A compelling thriller, An Inspector Calls was written at the end of the Second World War but takes audiences back to the era before the first, to the home of the prosperous Birling family home. When the mysterious Inspector Goole calls unexpectedly on the family, their peaceful dinner party is shattered by his investigations into the death of a young woman.

Daldry - now known for his hugely successful film directing career as well as stage work including Billy Elliot The Musical - directs this restaging of his 1993 production of An Inspector Calls, which once again features Ian MacNeil's impressive set.

For more about An Inspector Calls at the Novello theatre, read the First Night Feature.

Cast & Creatives

Nicholas Woodeson, David Roper, Sandra Duncan, Marianne Oldham, Robin Whiting, Timothy Watson, Diana Payne Myers
JB Priestley
Stephen Daldry
Music by
Stephen Warbeck
PW Productions, Kenneth H Wax Ltd and Oliver Royds
Lighting Designer
Rick Fisher

Novello Theatre

Aldwych, London, United Kingdom, WC2B 4LD
0844 482 5115 (Calls cost 7p per min plus your telephone company's network access charge)
Official site
Nearest tube
Covent Garden (approx. 300m) Charing Cross (approx. 600m) Holborn (approx. 600m)
Nearest bus
6, 13, 19, 77a
Nearest train
Charing Cross

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This venue accepts Theatre Tokens

Access information

How to book
Tel: 0844 482 5137 (Calls cost 7p per min plus your telephone company's network access charge)
Discounts available for disabled customers and their companions
Limited mobility
Only 10 steps to rear of Dress Circle.
Access description
5 steps into the foyer through swing double doors. Box office on the left. To get to Stalls there are 20 steps. 10 steps up to Dress Circle seating. Staircases are highlighted and have handrails.
Hearing impaired
Infrared system in the auditorium
Guide dogs policy
Guide dogs are not allowed into the auditorium, but cloakroom staff can look after them.
Separate access for wheelchair users off Catherine Street. 4 steps down inside the door. 2 spaces for wheelchair users in Box A. Venue not suitable for scooters. However, theatre provides transfer seats for 2 wheelchair/lightweight scooters in total per performance. Transfer seats are available at A32, A33, A10 and A11 in the Dress Circle (view better on right hand side). Each wheelchair user must bring a non-disabled companion.
Men's and Women's toilets at Stalls, Dress and Upper Circle levels.
Disabled toilets
Adapted toilet to the right of the Dress Circle
There are four licensed bars. Sam's Bar is situated behind the foyer down 7 steps although there is street access from Catherine Street via a ramp. The Shubert Bar is up 29 steps from the foyer. Ivor's Bar at the back of the stalls is down 2 steps and through the auditorium then a further 3 steps. The Waldorf Bar services the Grand Circle (up 17 steps) and Balcony (8 steps down).
This venue accepts Theatre Tokens