‘Steady the buffs!’
Out of the blue, a police Inspector calls – with devastating consequences for the smugly privileged Birling family, who are in the middle of indulgently celebrating an engagement at their house in Brumley. The policeman brings with him accusation, revelation, and horror; things will assuredly never be the same again for Arthur, Sylvia, Sheila, Eric, and Gerald.
Stephen Daldry’s exquisite staging of J.B.Priestley’s seminal late-Edwardian morality tale is a vibrant and thought-provoking drama, with strong performances and a faithful but tight script. 48 S3 boys sat riveted throughout the performance, as The Inspector ruthlessly and relentlessly sliced away the family’s glittering veneer, to expose a soft white underbelly of hauteur, elitism, and pride.
A timely reminder of our obligation as a society to pull-together and eschew our natural selfishness; the play has resolutely stood the test of time, and its message will never be redundant.