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The award-winning An Inspector Calls will pay a Grand visit in 2025

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Stephen Daldry’s multi award-winning National Theatre production of JB Priestley’s classic thriller AN INSPECTOR CALLS will pay an unmissable visit to Blackpool Grand Theatre from Tuesday 25 February to Saturday 1 March 2025, direct from the West End!

Daldry’s seminal production of JB Priestley’s haunting drama An Inspector Calls has won a total of 19 major theatrical accolades – including four Tony Awards and three Olivier Awards, has played to more than 5 million theatregoers worldwide and been hailed as the theatrical event of its generation since first opening to rave reviews in 1992.

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When Inspector Goole arrives unexpectedly at the prosperous Birling family home, their peaceful dinner party is shattered by his investigations into the death of a young woman. His startling revelations shake the very foundations of their lives and challenge us all to examine our consciences. JB Priestley’s brilliantly constructed masterpiece was written at the end of the Second World War and set before the First, and powerfully dramatises the dangers of casual capitalism’s cruelty, complacency and hypocrisy.

An Inspector Calls is also the most internationally-lauded production in the National Theatre’s history. Internationally acclaimed director of the play, Stephen Daldry, said:

We’re thrilled to be presenting another tour of An Inspector Calls. When we first made this production at the National Theatre in 1992 we could never have dreamt that it would still be going 32 years later and be just as relevant today as it was when it was first written.

Now world-renowned as one of Britain’s leading theatre and film directors, Stephen Daldry has received Academy Award nominations for his films The Reader, The Hours, Billy Elliot and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. His recent West End theatre work includes David Hare’s Skylight at the Wyndham’s Theatre and Peter Morgan’s The Audience at the Apollo Theatre. His multi-award-winning production of Billy Elliot The Musical ran for 11 incredible years at the Victoria Palace before embarking on a national tour.

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Featuring Ian MacNeil’s ingenious designs, music by Oscar-winning composer Stephen Warbeck (Shakespeare in Love) and atmospheric lighting by Rick Fisher; this landmark production is guaranteed to have old fans rushing back and new theatregoers being swept away into the mysterious world of Inspector Goole. Don’t miss out! Book your seats now.

JB Priestley’s An Inspector Calls directed by Stephen Daldry is at Blackpool Grand Theatre from Tuesday 25 February to Saturday 1 March 2025 with evening and matinee performances. Full casting to be announced.

Tickets from £17.50 with group/schools rates available and concessions for 1894 Club members.

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