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Theatre at Chiswick Playhouse – Before an Inspector Calls

October 7October 9

This new show by Jan van der Black and Polymorph Theatre builds on the themes in JB Priestley’s original, exploring the events from the point of view of the victim.

Inspired by JB Priestley’s ‘An Inspector Calls’, the show was originally intended to be Polymorph’s presentation at Edinburgh Fringe 2020, until circumstances in the shape of a worldwide pandemic intervened.

The surreal elements of Priestley’s play are extended backwards in time to the afternoon of the fateful day. The Inspector arrives at the scene of a suicide and begins his investigation. ‘Eva Smith’, who does not appear in the Priestley play, speaks through the words she left behind in her journal, and in the Inspector’s mind.

The ‘reality’ or otherwise of the Inspector in Priestley’s play is subject to endless discussion as are the origins of the motivation of that character. The young woman, ‘Eva Smith’, likewise is deliberately not necessarily a real individual and does not appear in the original play.

The Polymorph team of Jan van der Black (Writer/Performer), Penny Gkritzapi (Designer/Director) and Emilie Maybank (Actor) are well known for their unique take on the stories behind the stories and their ability to conjure dramatic presentations in minimalist settings.

Tickets

£10

Book tickets: chiswickplayhouse.nliven.co

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Details

Start:
October 7
End:
October 9
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Venue

Chiswick Playhouse
2 Bath Road
Chiswick, London W4 1LW
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Phone:
0208 995 6035
Website:
www.chiswickplayhouse.co.uk

Details

Start:
October 7
End:
October 9
Event Categories:
,

Venue

Chiswick Playhouse
2 Bath Road
Chiswick, London W4 1LW
+ Google Map
Phone:
0208 995 6035
Website:
www.chiswickplayhouse.co.uk