For the first time ever in the candlelit Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, experience the work of Henrik Ibsen, one of the most influential dramatists of all time, with his scandalous Ghosts, a searing exploration of family secrets and forbidden desire.
Plagued by the ugly truth of her late husband’s legacy, Helene vows to erase the past and start again.
Ignorant to the reality of his father’s character, Osvald, her son, returns home to face an uncertain future. But when the ember of an illicit romance stands to ruin Helene’s plans to play happy family, she is forced to make a decision that threatens to engulf what’s left of her – and her son’s – life completely.
Nearly 150 years after causing a furore when it premiered with its depiction of incest, infection and euthanasia, Director Joe Hill-Gibbins (The Marriage of Figaro, ENO; The Tragedy of King Richard The Second, Almeida), in his Globe debut, brings a new version of the first modern tragedy to the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse.
‘There are ghosts everywhere. There are ghosts here right now.’
Age restrictionTo be confirmed.
Running timeTo be confirmed.
Performance dates10 November 2023 - 28 January 2024.
ContentThe play contains themes of incest, euthanasia, and references to suicide.
AccessCaptioned performances: 6 December 2023 - 7.30pm, 6 January 2024 - 2pm. Audio described: 16 December 2023 - 2pm. Relaxed performances: 20 December 2023 - 7.30pm, 4 January 2024 - 7.30pm.
Venue InformationSam Wanamaker Playhouse21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, London , London, SE1 9DT
Upcoming Performance Times
Ghosts Enters Its Final Weeks At Trafalgar Studios
Following a sold-out run at the Almeida Theatre, the critically acclaimed, award-winning Ghosts by Henrik Ibsen, is now in its very final weeks at the Trafalgar Studios. The production will be closing March 22.
6 Mar, 2014 | By London Theatre Direct
Press Release: Due To Popular Demand, Award-Winning Production of Ghosts Extends until March 22 2014
Richard Eyre’s five star production of Ibsen’s Ghosts has been extended by two weeks due to popular demand. This acclaimed show, starring Lesley Manville, has been playing to packed houses at Trafalgar Studios since December. The universally praised cast also includes Adam Kotz, Jack Lowden, Brian McCardie and Charlene McKenna.
22 Jan, 2014 | By London Theatre Direct
This Week In The West End #WestEndWeek
This week will see the first major opening of 2014 when Ghosts, which transferred to the West End’s Trafalgar Studios late last year straight from the Almeida Theatre, has its press night on Tuesday (14th January). The already critically acclaimed production stars Lesley Manville who has received high praise for her magnificent performance.
13 Jan, 2014 | By London Theatre Direct
Almeida Theatre’s Ghosts Confirms West End Transfer To Trafalgar Studios
The Almeida Theatre has confirmed that its production of Ibsen’s Ghosts, adapted and directed by Richard Eyre, will transfer to Trafalgar Studios. The production will begin performances on Tuesday 17th December and runs until Saturday 8th March 2014.
21 Nov, 2013 | By London Theatre Direct