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Cast: Octagon’s An Inspector Calls

The classic J.B Priestley play An Inspector Calls is being staged by the Bolton Octagon in their new season. The cast includes former Waterloo Road star Jessica Baglow.

The play also features Octagon regulars Kieran Hill and
Margot Leicester.

The play centres around The Birling family, who 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. It has been produced on stage, radio, television and in film numerous times since it was first performed in the UK in 1946. Most celebrated is Stephen Daldry’s highly acclaimed production – which sees the house collapsing around the family.

An Inspector Calls is directed by David Thacker is at the Octagon from 5 September – 5 October.