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Dates:Friday, March 15, 2019 - Sunday, March 24, 2019
Hours:Hours Vary see below
Ages:Teens, Adults
Cost:$$$ see below
Category:Theater & Shows
an inspector calls photoArtsEmerson, Boston’s leading presenter of contemporary world theatre, is honored to welcome the U.S. tour of J.B. Priestley’s classic theatrical event, An Inspector Calls.

Returning to direct his National Theatre masterpiece revival is Stephen Daldry (Oscar-nominated director of The Reader, The Hours and Billy Elliot) who also brings the iconic grand-scale set from the West End to Boston.

This production of An Inspector Calls is the longest running revival of a play in history, seen by over 4 million theatregoers worldwide and winning an unprecedented number of awards including three Olivier Awards, four Tony Awards and seven Drama Desk Awards.

The production runs just two weeks at the Emerson Cutler Majestic Theatre, located at 219 Tremont Street in downtown Boston.

Written at the end of the Second World War and set before the First, the play begins when the mysterious Inspector Goole calls unexpectedly on the prosperous Birling family home, shattering their peaceful family dinner party with his investigations into the death of a young woman. The Telegraph calls it “an Edwardian thriller with a socialist purpose, tinged with a supernatural spin” and The Independent hails “its power and pertinence feel all the more striking.”

Revivals like this capture the full power of theater's ability to lift us out of the toil and turmoil of our day yet still leave us deeply attuned to our connection to each other. It's been two decades since it first conquered the world, but my first encounter lingers as an unforgettable experience at the theater and I can't wait for Inspector Goole’s return visit.”

About An Inspector Calls
Hailed as the theatrical event of its generation, winning more awards than any other production in history, An Inspector Calls has thrilled more than 4 million people worldwide.

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 working-class woman.

His startling revelations shake the very foundations of their lives and challenge audiences to question their own consciences. Wildly entertaining and on a gorgeous grand-scale set, this 1945 thriller is a must-see for a whole new generation of theatre-goers.

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Friday, March 15, 2019 8:00pm
Saturday, March 16, 2019 2:00pm
Saturday, March 16, 2019 8:00pm
Sunday, March 17, 2019 2:00pm
Sunday, March 17, 2019 7:00pm
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 7:30pm
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 2:00pm
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 7:30pm
Thursday, March 21, 2019 7:30pm
Friday, March 22, 2019 8:00pm
Saturday, March 23, 2019 2:00pm
Saturday, March 23, 2019 8:00pm
Sunday, March 24, 2019 2:00pm

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Tickets range from $25-$105 and may be purchased online at www.ArtsEmerson.org, by phone at 617.824.8400, or in person at the box office. Student, senior and group discounts are available.




219 Tremont Street, Boston, MA map
Phone: 617.824.8400

Emerson Cutler Majestic Theatre
219 Tremont Street
Boston, MA


4-starRiveting thought-provoking and uncannily relevant
Very much enjoyed this show at the Cutler Majestic Theatre in Boston. Having been a revival from 1945, it's rather amazing how relevant this play still is today. The stage setup is really something to see - the house's presence is almost a character in and of itself. Plus, it rains on stage. Loved the unique set, and how the story unfolded and how the inspector manages to turn each haughty character's view of themselves on it's ear. It has a vague similarity to 12 Angry Men in how mindsets and viewpoints are revealed and changed over the course of the play. I'm still thinking about it. Well done! (Bravo to the subtle hilarity of supporting character, Edna). 100 minutes - one scene - no intermission. You'll be drawn right in.


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