An Inspector Calls

An Inspector Calls

Live at
Bristol Hippodrome
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Tue 8 Oct - Sat 12 Oct 2024
  Tickets available from £15.00
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Play
1 hour 50 minutes
with no interval
Stephen Daldry's multi award-winning National Theatre production of JB Priestley's classic thriller returns after a record-breaking, sell-out tour in 2022.
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Bristol Hippodrome

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Tue 8 Oct - Sat 12 Oct 2024
St Augustine’s Parade Bristol BS1 4UZ
1 hour 50 minutes with no interval
Tue - Sat at 19:30
Wed, Thu, and Sat at 14:30
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Why go and see it?

Winner of 19 major awards and hailed as the theatrical event of its generation, An Inspector Calls has thrilled more than 5 million theatregoers worldwide.

JB Priestley's brilliantly constructed masterpiece powerfully dramatises the dangers of casual capitalism's cruelty, complacency and hypocrisy. Stephen Daldry's epic production highlights the play's enduring relevance.

An Inspector Calls

Written at the end of the Second World War and set before the First, An Inspector Calls is a compelling and haunting thriller. The story begins when the mysterious Inspector Goole calls unexpectedly on the prosperous Birling family home. Their peaceful family 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. More relevant now than ever, this is a must-see for a whole new generation.

It is great to see a new generation encountering this sobering and sadly relevant piece of theatre.
- Financial Times
An epic for our epoch, a thrillingly physical piece of theatre - with the power to stir the heart as much as the mind
- Evening Standard
The production grips and dazzles. Still heart-thumpingly thrilling
- The Times

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 ElliotThe Musical ran for 11 incredible years at the Victoria Palace before embarking on a national tour.

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.

Creative team:

Director Stephen Daldry

Designer Ian MacNeil

Lighting Designer Rick Fisher

Composer Stephen Warbeck

Associate Director Charlotte Peters

Producer PW Productions

Please note: Trailer features previous cast.

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What the critics say

Every time Stephen Daldry's great production of this JB Priestley play returns, its power and pertinence feel all the more striking
- The Independent
Stephen Daldry’s spectacularly successful remount of JB Priestley has returned to the West End… it remains a remarkable evening.
- The Times
I never tire of watching it. An Inspector Calls always speaks to the changing political moment.
- Dominic Cavendish for The Telegraph

Bristol Hippodrome

St Augustine’s Parade Bristol BS1 4UZ
Bristol Temple Meads
The Box Office is open for 90 minutes prior to the performance commencing. See 'What's On' section for performance times. Please note this is a cashless venue.
Bar - Pre-show & interval drinks and snacks
Private Hospitality - Spaces available to hire
Membership Benefits - Save 25% off at the bar up to 30 minutes before the show starts.

The Bristol Hippodrome, the city’s very own West End theatre, opened its doors on 16 December 1912 when the curtain rose for the first time on what was generally agreed to be Oswald Stoll’s most magnificent provincial theatre.

It is a superb example of the grand architecture of the late Victorian era and is one of the masterpieces of design by Frank Matcham, the most eminent theatre architect of his time.

Towards the beginning of the century, the theatre staged a variety of acts as a Music Hall. Since then, and due to the fact that it has one of the largest theatre stages in Britain, The Bristol Hippodrome has established itself on the touring circuit for all major musical productions, thus becoming known as Bristol’s West End Theatre.

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Bristol Hippodrome

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Tue 8 Oct - Sat 12 Oct 2024
St Augustine’s Parade Bristol BS1 4UZ
1 hour 50 minutes with no interval
Tue - Sat at 19:30
Wed, Thu, and Sat at 14:30
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