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The shows to see

By Michael Coveney   January 2017

An Inspector Calls ©Mark Douet/Playhouse Theatre

An Inspector Calls

Playhouse Theatre, London, to 4th February

Our theatre dispenses with its greatest productions too readily, but Stephen Daldry’s 1992 National Theatre revival of JB Priestley’s socialist classic refuses to lie down. After countless long runs and tours, it’s back in the West End with Liam Brennan as the mysterious Inspector Goole implicating the well-off Birling family in the death of a young woman. Daldry’s cinematic treatment of a piece set in 1912 but written…

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