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The National Theatre of Great Britain’s Landmark production of JB Priestley’s classic thriller

An Inspector Calls

February 19

March 10, 2019

The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare

A WorldStage Production from the U.K.
directed by Stephen Daldry

About the Director

Mr. Daldry started his career at the Sheffield Crucible Theatre and directed extensively in Britain’s regional theaters. In London, he was artistic director of the Gate Theatre and the Royal Court Theatre, where he headed the £26 million redevelopment. He has also directed at the National Theatre, the Public Theater in New York, and transferred many productions both to Broadway and the West End, including his award-winning 1992 National Theatre production of An Inspector Calls. Billy Elliot - the Musical is currently on its first major tour of the UK and Ireland, having completed a hugely successful and highly acclaimed multi award-winning eleven-year run in London. It previously played on Broadway, in Holland, Seoul, Sydney, Melbourne, Chicago, Toronto and across the US. In 2009, the production won ten Tony Awards, including Best Musical, more than any other British show in Broadway history. The show will open in Japan in 2017. Mr. Daldry recently directed productions of The Audience and Skylight; both were highly acclaimed and went on to win major theater awards, completing sell-out runs in London and on Broadway. His first four films, Billy Elliot, The Hours, The Reader and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, together received nineneen Academy Award nominations and two wins. His most recent film, Trash, set in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro, was nominated for Best Film Not in the English Language in the 2015 BAFTAs. Mr. Daldry has previously directed for BBC Radio and Television, and is currently directing and executive producer on the new Netflix series The Crown, written by Peter Morgan. He is director of the Pier 55 Performance Park in New York, and was creative executive producer of the opening and closing ceremonies for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

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