You are viewing a past performance of An Inspector Calls

venue exterior

If you're happy to travel

You can catch An Inspector Calls at Cutler Majestic Theater in Boston, showing Mar 14 - 24, 2019

More info Book tickets

An Inspector Calls is also touring to:

Chicago

Tue 19th Feb 2019

$145

Beverly Hills

Tue 22nd Jan 2019

$160

View the entire An Inspector Calls tour

You might also like

Until Jan 27, 2019

School of Rock

star ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar rating

I laughed. I cried. I rocked.

Until Mar 10, 2019

Ain't Misbehavin'

Step into the Harlem swing with this Tony-Winning musical!

Until Mar 30, 2019

Capitol Steps

Putting the MOCK into democracy since 1981!

location

610 F St NW, Washington, DC 20004

An Inspector Calls Poster

An Inspector Calls

4.5 star rating4.5 star rating4.5 star rating4.5 star rating4.5 star rating

Closed December 23, 2018

Daldry's 1992 calling-card production hasn't even begun to settle into some dusty, well-worn groove. In fact, not only is it ever-green fresh but it dawns on you that no other revival in this dying decade has come close to matching its breathtaking darin

The Telegraph

Why See An Inspector Calls?

There is someone at the door

Often referred to as the definitive staging of JB Priestley's drawing room drama, this production from London's National Theatre makes its US Touring premiere - bringing the masterpiece to you. Debuting in 1992, this iteration has been seen all over the world, scooping awards with each revival. Original director Stephen Daldry (The Hours, Billy Elliot) returns for this North American jaunt, showcasing his innate understanding of the literary classic.

The story of an inspector calls

One night in April 1912, the comfortably upper-middle-class Birling family gather to celebrate the engagement of their daughter, Shelia. Attended by her fiance Gerald, her younger brother Eric, and her parents, Sybil and the boorish, dominating Arthur. The party is soon interrupted by the appearance of the mysterious Inspector Goole, who has come to enquire upon the recent suicide of Miss Eva Smith, a young working-class woman known to the family.

In his possession, Goole has a photograph of the young woman and her diary - implying that she has named her tormentors within. Over the course of the evening, each member of the Birling family comes to realize they have all played a part in her downfall, in turn exploiting her, abandoning her, leading her to social and financial ruin before she finally took her own life. Faced with the maddening guilt and unable to accept the responsibility, we see one devastating night in the life of this entitled family, as they all seek to escape blame, believing their wealth and status will protect them from the consequences.

Timely as ever, Priestly's blazing critique of social responsibility rings just as true as it did back in 1945, strengthened by our continued fascination with capitalism and our refusal to accept the realities of others.

show content hide content

Additional Information

Dates

Opening night: 20 November 2018

And before you stop reading

Images are taken from the 2016 London production of this show

What you thought

Seen An Inspector Calls? Loved it? Hated it?

Help your fellow Washington Theater visitors by leaving the first review!

Write a review now

Nearby

Venue home

Venue home

location

Location

restaurantsDiningRestaurants
parking

Parking

hotels

Hotels

Additional Information

seating chart
SeatingSeating map

Spread the word

Sound good to you? Share this page on social media and let your friends know about An Inspector Calls at Sidney Harman Hall.

Keep up to date

I want email news and updates for events in my area! Read how we protect your data.

Please note: The term Sidney Harman Hall and/or An Inspector Calls as well as all associated graphics, logos, and/or other trademarks, tradenames or copyrights are the property of the Sidney Harman Hall and/or An Inspector Calls and are used herein for factual descriptive purposes only. We are in no way associated with or authorized by the Sidney Harman Hall and/or An Inspector Calls and neither that entity nor any of its affiliates have licensed or endorsed us to sell tickets, goods and or services in conjunction with their events.