Death puzzle in mystery drama

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A CLASSIC play is being staged in Cleveleys this week and next.

JB Priestley’s An Inspector Calls is a mystery detective drama, which is also a scathing attack on the hypocrisies of Victorian and Edwardian Britain.

A police detective calls on the Birling family just as they are enjoying a family engagement party.

The visitor starts to question them on the suicide of a young girl.

But has this respectable family anything to do with the unfortunate’s death?

Priestley’s play was considered to have socialist sympathies and even had its premiere in Moscow in 1945.

The play is studied in many English and Welsh secondary schools as one of the prescribed texts for the English Literature GCSE examination.

This latest production is being staged by local group, the Lancastrian Players, at Cleveleys United Reformed Church hall, Rossall Road, Cleveleys.

Performances are this Friday and Saturday and next Friday and Saturday (May 20/21), beginning each night at 7.30pm.

Tickets cost £5 for adults and £4 concessions (including refreshments), and can be obtained on the door each night.