An Almeida Theatre production
Directed by Richard Ayre
A play by Henrik Ibsen
Production by Tim Hutley
Music by John Leonard
Cast and characters:
Helene Alving – Lesley Manville
Oswald Alving – Jack Lowden
Pastor Manders – Adam Kotz
Jacob Engstrand - Brian McCardie
Regina Engstrand - Charlene McKenna
Winner of three Olivier Awards including Best Revival, Best Actress and Best Supporting Actor, Ghosts transferred to the West End’s Trafalgar Studios following a sell-out run at the Almeida Theatre.
Helene Alving (Lesley Manville) 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 (Jack Lowden), 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.
Winner of Best Director for Richard Eyre at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards and Best Actress for Lesley Manville at the Critic’s Circle Awards, this is a "powerfully moving" (Metro) production of Ibsen’s masterpiece.
Giving a "magnificent performance" (Guardian), Lesley Manville (Grief, Another Year) leads the cast in Richard Eyre’s "compellingly vibrant" (Evening Standard) adaptation.