An Inspector Calls (1957)

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J.B. Priestley
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Library Theatre
Concert Room, Scarborough Library
Round

11 July 1957
11 July 1957
31 July 1957 (TBC)
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Clive Goodwin

Alan Ayckbourn
Anne Taylor
John Smith

Scarborough Theatre Trust
Character
Arthur Birling
Gerald Croft
Sheila Birling
Sybil Birling
Eric Birling
Inspector Goole
Edna
Actor
Malcolm Rogers
Frank Mills
Shirley Jacobs
Betty Cardno
Alan Ayckbourn
Rodney Wood
Anne Taylor

Notes

An Inspector Calls marked the acting debut of Alan Ayckbourn - later the company's Artistic Director - at the Library Theatre, Scarborough. At the time he was employed as an Acting Stage Manager (a stage manager with limited acting responsibilities).
The author of the play, J.B. Priestley, was an early advocate of theatre-in-the-round and had been in contact with Studio Theatre Ltd's Artistic Director Stephen Joseph about the company in Scarborough.
This was the first of several productions of J.B. Priestley’s plays staged by the company over the decades.
An Inspector Calls was performed without an interval.

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