Inspector calls on OVO

PUBLISHED: 15:21 20 September 2012

David Widdowson as Inspector Goole and Louise Langer as Sheila Birling

David Widdowson as Inspector Goole and Louise Langer as Sheila Birling


ONE of the twentieth century’s greatest plays comes to the Maltings Arts Theatre in St Albans for the next fortnight as OVO presents An Inspector Calls.

When Inspector Goole arrives unexpectedly at the prosperous Birling family home, their peaceful dinner party is shattered by his investigations into the death of a young girl. His startling revelations shakes the very foundations of their lives and challenge us all to examine our consciences.

A philosophical play about social conscience and the crumbling of middle class values, JB Priestley’s masterpiece also holds its audience with the tension of a detective thriller.

The play was successfully revived by Stephen Daldry for the Royal National Theatre in 1992 in a multi-award winning expressionist production featuring Kenneth Cranham as the Inspector.

Tickets are already selling fast, with one performance completely sold out.

The production runs from tonight until Sunday (22) and from September 27 to 29, starting at 8pm..

Tickets at £10 or £7.50 concessions are available online at, by telephone on 0844 870 0887 or in person from St Albans Tourist and Information Centre.

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