An Inspector Calls

Stephen Daldry’s 1992 production of J.B. Priestley’s classic “An Inspector Calls” came to life once again earlier this month in Glasgow’s Theatre Royal. The play, this year celebrating its 70th anniversary, conveys a deep criticism of man’s greed and selfishness through Priestley’s portrait of an archetypal upper-class family of the Edwardian era, the Birlings. Daldry’s adaptation aims to… Read More An Inspector Calls

“Rebecca” – a contemporary take on du Maurier’s classic

“Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again.” Those ephemeral words that open Daphne du Maurier’s “Rebecca” make for, in my opinion, one of the best opening lines ever written. They allude to the dreamlike, nostalgic state that is evoked throughout “Rebecca”, an atmospheric and beautifully written novel about a young woman who is… Read More “Rebecca” – a contemporary take on du Maurier’s classic