An Inspector Calls
Wed 6 – Sat 9 Feb (including Saturday matinee) 8pm & a 3pm Sat matinee
An Inspector Calls is one of Priestley’s best known works for the stage and is considered to be one of the classics of mid-20th century English theatre.
Focusing on the prosperous middle-class Birling family, who live in Brumley, the play is in three acts and takes place over the course of a single night. As the family sit down to a celebratory family dinner, they are visited by a man calling himself Inspector Goole. The Inspector questions the family about the suicide of a young working-class woman, Eva Smith (also known as Daisy Renton) and, as the family is interrogated, each is revealed to have known Eva (or Daisy) and to have been at least partially responsible for the young woman’s exploitation, abandonment and social ruin, effectively leading to her death. As the evening progresses, will any of the family accept their part in Eva’s downfall?
Core Theatre Productions are a community theatre company, with a growing reputation for bringing quality, entertaining productions to the Rondo Theatre. With productions ranging from Shakespeare to modern farce under their belts, Core pride themselves on being a platform for students, amateurs (experienced and otherwise) and professionals to perform in a range of genres, in a supportive, learning environment. We hold open auditions for our productions and encourage members to take an active role in as many aspects of the production as they are able, making each production truly feel like an ensemble piece. This approach has proved, time and time again, to make the whole process of putting on a production rewarding, enjoyable and is just one of the reasons that people keep coming back to work with us and why people keep coming back to see our shows!