A new tour of An Inspector Calls will be coming to a theatre near your school, following a sold-out run in 2022.

The 2019 touring company of An Inspector Calls

Source: Tristram Kenton

When an inspector calls to the Birling family home, pupils will watch as hidden secrets are unearthed.

Having been studied in GCSE classrooms up and down the UK for years, the popular play will open at Alexandra Palace in London on 30th August 2024 where it will remain for three weeks.

After this, the show will then visit the likes of Stoke, Leicester, Liverpool, Aylesbury, Southampton, Sheffield, Birmingham and Milton Keynes, before ending its run at New Wimbledon Theatre on Saturday 31st May 2025. For full dates and venues click here.

School discounts apply at every venue on the tour and the show is accompanied by a free, downloadable education pack here.

The 2019 touring company of An Inspector Calls

Source: Tristram Kenton

The Birlings’ way of life begins to fall apart during the performance.

The pack offers a variety of ideas for work to supplement your theatre visit and can be used both with GCSE English classes who are studying An Inspector Calls as a set text, and with GCSE / A & AS Level Drama or Theatre Studies groups who may be seeing the play as part of a more general course of theatrical studies.

The pack also offers an in-depth exploration of the play and features exclusive interviews with director Stephen Daldry and his creative team.

About the show 

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 woman. His startling revelations shake the very foundations of their lives and challenge us all to examine our consciences. More relevant now than ever, this is a must-see for a whole new generation.

Since 1992, Stephen Daldry’s production of An Inspector Calls has won a total of 19 major awards, including four Tony Awards and three Olivier Awards, and has played to more than five million theatregoers worldwide.

Stephen Daldry said: “When we first made this production at the National Theatre in 1992 we could never have dreamt that it would still be going 32 years later and be just as relevant today as it was when it was first written.”

For tickets and more information, go to www.aninspectorcalls.com.