An Inspector Calls

by JB Priestley

29th to 31st October 2009 Bishop Greaves Theatre, Bishop Grosseteste University College, Lincoln

Common Ground Theatre Company had a new director, four newcomers on stage and a brand new venue when we staged the JB Priestley classic ‘An Inspector Calls’ in autumn 2009.

Tony Smith, who had taken a leading role in ‘Cider With Rosie’ in the summer, took his place in the director’s chair for our first appearance at the Bishop Greaves Theatre at Bishop Grosseteste University College in Lincoln.

Appearing on stage with us for the first time were the inimitable Mary Scott and Nicola Stocks and Stephen Gillard, most recently seen appearing with Indulgence Theatre and the Lincoln Shakespeare Company respectively.

The new venue proved a great success, with 470 people attending over four nights – including a special performance for students from Lincoln Minster School.

The Market Rasen Mail described the production as ‘one of Common Ground Theatre Company’s greatest success stories to date’ – and in financial as well as artistic terms it certainly was.

An Inspector Calls

Oct 29, 2009

Mr Arthur Birling Maurice Raphael
Mrs Sybil Birling Mary Scott
Sheila Birling Nicola Stocks
Eric Birling Luke Niemic
Gerald Croft Stephen Gillard
Edna, the maid Helen Fleshbourne
Inspector Goole Christopher Adams
Director Tony Smith
Assistant Director Su Toogood
Producer Su Toogood
Stage Manager Alex Thornton
Crew & props Kate Townsend, Nick Dunnett
Wardrobe Carolyn Jones, Su Toogood
Sound & lighting Bill Bartlett
Set Tony Smith, Bill Bartlett, Dave Lintin
Publicity & programme Jez Ashberry
Poster design Mark Scales
Front of house Lucy Housego, Ray Longmore