26 Sep 2013 - 23 Nov 2013

Ghosts

Adapted and Directed by Richard Eyre

By Henrik Ibsen

Tickets £8 - £32

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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. 

Lesley Manville leads the cast as Helene in Richard Eyre’s new adaptation of Ibsen’s play. One of Britain’s most respected actresses, Lesley Manville was last seen on stage in the National Theatre’s 2012 production of Grief. Her recent screen credits include May Day (BBC) and the Mike Leigh film Another Year, for which she won numerous awards.

Richard Eyre’s most recent production for the Almeida was last year’s acclaimed The Dark Earth and the Light Sky. He previously directed Hedda Gabler in 2005, which he also adapted. His recent stage productions include Quartermaine’s Terms (Wyndham’s Theatre) and The Pajama Game (Chichester Festival Theatre).

Dates & Tickets

Previews Thu 26 Sep - Wed 2 Oct
Press Night Thu 3 Oct (7pm) 

Evening performances 7.30pm 
Wed matinees 2.30pm on 16 Oct & 6 Nov
Sat matinees 2.30pm from 5 Oct

Special Events
Happy Mondays 30 Sep
Talkback Mon 28 Oct (post performance)
with speech-to-text transcription
Supporters' Evening Mon 21 Oct

Captioned Performances
Mon 28 Oct 7.30pm
Wed 6 Nov 2.30pm

Audio Described Performance
Sat 16 Nov 2.30pm
(Touch Tour at 12.45pm)

 

 

Jack trained at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

Theatre includes: Chariots of Fire (Hampstead Theatre / West End); Black Watch (National Theatre of Scotland / Barbican/ US Tour); Sweet Sorrow; Crime & Punishment; Uncle Vanya; A View From the Bridge; Peter Pan (Royal Conservatoire of Scotland).

Television includes: The Tunnel; Mrs. Biggs; Blue Haven; Being Victor.

Film includes: uwantme2killhim?; 71.

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★★★★★ A production that does full justice to this thrilling, harrowing play.

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

The Times

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★★★★★ ...by far and away the best production I have ever seen at the theatre.

Sunday Telegraph

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★★★★★ A spell-binding production.

The Independent

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★★★★ Grabs you by the throat and never releases its grip... extraordinary production.

The Guardian

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★★★★ Superbly acted and powerfully staged. 

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★★★★ Eyre's staging is compellingly vibrant, with an assured sense of itself.

Evening Standard

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★★★★ A triumph - the combination of the intelligent performances and the mesmerising aesthetic make this the most lucid and affecting version of the play I have ever seen.

Time Out

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★★★★ Immaculate performances... powerfully moving production.

Metro

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★★★★ Ibsen's spirit lives on.

Daily Express

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Additional information

The running time is approximately 90 minutes. There is no interval.

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