J. B. Priestley’s ‘An Inspector Calls’ opens the 2013/14 season at the Octagon Theatre Bolton

Octagon Theatre Bolton presents

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An Inspector Calls

By J. B. Priestley

Director: David Thacker

Designer: Ruari Murchison

Lighting Designer: Wayne Dowdeswell

Sound Designer: Andy Smith

The Octagon Theatre Bolton will open its new 2013–2014 Season with An Inspector Calls by J. B. Priestley, directed by David Thacker.

 The Birling family are toasting the engagement of their daughter, when the happy occasion is suddenly and unexpectedly interrupted by the arrival of a stranger at the door. An Inspector has called to investigate the tragic death of a young woman. A suicide, or so it would seem…

As the mysterious Inspector Goole interrogates each member of this affluent family he uncovers their connections to this tragic young woman’s death. Stripping away layer upon layer of deceit he exposes the lies that infect this seemingly respectable family and reveals the deeply entrenched hypocrisy at the heart of Edwardian society.

An Inspector Calls is J.B. Priestley’s most famous work and has been produced on stage, radio, television and in film numerous times since it was first performed in the Soviet Union in 1945 and in the UK in 1946…Read More

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