An Inspector Calls Directed by Stephen Daldry Playhouse Theatre, London From 4 November 2016
Clive Francis will play Mr Birling alongside, Barbara Marten (Mrs Birling), Liam Brennan (Inspector Goole), Matthew Douglas (Gerald Croft), Carmela Corbett (Sheila Birling), Hamish Riddle (Eric Birling), Diana Payne-Myers (Edna), Geoffrey Towers, Benedict Salter and Beth Tuckey.
Clive Francis said about the casting: “An Inspector Calls is one of the great classic plays of the 20th century. It premiered in London’s West End the year I was born and has now been seen by a whole new generation of theatre goers thanks to Stephen Daldry’s brilliant and masterly production. An Inspector Calls is considered one of Priestley’s greatest works, and has been subject to a variety of interesting interpretations, none more so than this historic National Theatre revival which I’m delighted to be part of.”
Clive Francis blusters magnificently as the self-important industrialist, Arthur Birling. Stephen Daldry's production is as fresh and bold as it was when it first opened in 1992. Jane Edwardes The Sunday Times.