âThe Inspector is Still Calling Over 60 Years Onâ
“On Tuesday 2nd and Wednesday 3rd October, 80 Year 10 and 11 students visited Wimbledon Theatre to see the production of ‘An Inspector Calls’.
This is one of the texts we are studying for our GCSE exams, so after reading and analysing the play we expected to see a clear divide in the character’s view on class and status and towards the end, how the younger generation change their opinion, unlike Mr & Mrs Birling.
The most impressive element of the production was the set: a small and fragile Edwardian doll’s house was perched awkwardly on stage, which then opened to be the main location, the Birling’s dining room. This was symbolic as throughout the play, when all the family’s secrets had been exposed, the house blew up which portrays the damage and destruction they have caused.
However, some students did not enjoy the interpretation of the characters and the whole play, as they were at times different to how we imagined it would be.
Leaving the theatre, everyone remarked how useful, enjoyable and entertaining it was to see a visual representation of the play, and I believe this will help people remember key parts and quotes when sitting their exam.
Overall, the show was fantastic as it did stick to the actual play quite a lot; however sometimes words or parts of the play were changed. I would recommend anyone studying this play to see it.” Written by Remy Pritchard, Year 11.