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An inspector calls again at Oldbury Rep in November
4:01pm Tuesday 22nd October 2013 in News
AN OLD favourite is returning the Oldbury Repertory Theatre as part of its 75th Anniversary Season.
It will be the fourth time Oldbury Rep has staged J.B Priestley’s tense drama An Inspector Calls.
The first production was in 1951, five years after the play’s debut in Moscow, when the theatre company was at the old Langley Institute.
Oldbury Rep press officer Alan Wood said: “An Inspector Calls is Priestley’s most famous work and had its British premier at the New Theatre in 1946 and has since been performed on stage radio, tv and film numerous times.”
He added: “Secrets and lies are revealed at the Birling family home as they are holding a celebratory dinner for the engagement of their daughter.
“The joyous occasion is suddenly interrupted by a knock on the door and the arrival of a stranger.”
As Inspector Goole questions each member of the affluent family about the death of a young woman and exposes a web of lies which reveals the hypocrisy at the heart of Edwardian society.
The production runs from Saturday, November 9 until Saturday, November 16, excluding Sundays, performances start at 7.30pm.
For more information phone the Oldbury Rep box office on 0121 552 2761 or visit www.oldburyrep.org, tickets cost £9, concessions £8 and £7 on Monday and Tuesday evenings.
Film buffs are also being invited to watch movies at the 170 seat Barlow Theatre with Liberace based biography Behind the Candelabra starring Michael Douglas being shown this Friday at 7.30pm.
To mark the Armistice Day Private Peaceful will be shown on Friday, November 1 and Oz the Great and Powerful will be screened on December 13, tickets are £3.50.
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