WED 28 MAR – SAT 7 APR
by Henrik Ibsen in a new version by Robert Lowe
Directed by Robert Lowe
‘The sins of the father are visited upon the child’
Ghosts is a scorching examination of claustrophobic family life in a small town in Norway in the 1890s; a harrowing portrait of a family coming to terms with its past.
Mrs Alving’s husband died ten years ago, and tomorrow she will dedicate an orphanage in his honour. The return of her son Oswald after years living as an artist in Paris, and the arrival of her old friend and priest Pastor Manders, open the door to unwanted revelations and long-held family secrets being revealed. This powerful play is one of the first naturalistic dramas based on psychological truth.
‘Grabs you by the throat and never releases its grip’. – Michael Billington
Mrs Alving – Julie Godfrey
Oswald Alving – Janeks Babidorics
Engstrand – Jeremy Heynes
Regina Engstrand – Leigh Walker
Pastor Manders – Robert Lowe