Ghosts

Trafalgar Studios, London

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  • Written by

    Henrik Ibsen

  • Adapted by

    Richard Eyre

  • Directed by

    Richard Eyre

  • Design

    Tim Hatley

  • Lighting Design

    Peter Mumford

  • Sound Design

    John Leonard

Following a sold-out run at the Almeida Theatre, the critically acclaimed, award-winning Ghosts by Henrik Ibsen, transfers to the West End’s Trafalgar Studios.

Giving a 'magnificent performance' (Guardian), Lesley Manville leads the cast in Richard Eyre's 'stunning' adaptation (Times) of Ibsen's masterpiece. This fast-paced production of Ghosts is both 'powerfully moving' (Metro) and 'compellingly vibrant' (Evening Standard).

Helene Alving has spent her life suspended in an emotional void after the death of her cruel but outwardly charming husband. She is determined to escape the ghosts of her past by telling her son, Oswald, the truth about his father. But on his return from his life as a painter in France, Oswald reveals how he has already inherited the legacy of Alving’s dissolute life.

Nominated for five Olivier Awards.

Richard Eyre was announced as Best Director for Ghosts at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards.

Lesley Manville was announced as Best Leading Actress for Ghosts at the Critic's Circle Awards.

Ghosts ran for an extended season from 17th December 2014 to 22nd March 2015.

  • I don't think you could ever witness a better version of Ibsen's Ghosts. I urge you to see this show

    Huffington Post
  • A triumph – the combination of the intelligent performances and the mesmerising aesthetic makes this the most lucid and affecting version of the play I have ever seen

    Time Out
  • A masterpiece of compassion... Richard Eyre's new version has glories too many to list

    The Times
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