The West End Theatre Series - a partnership between Digital Theatre and CinemaLive - is delighted to announce its third title; Richard Eyre’s five-star, multi award-winning revival production of Ibsen’s Ghosts.
The Almeida Theatre production will be screened in over 200 cinemas across the UK and Ireland for one night only, Thursday 26 June 2014.
This acclaimed show, starring Lesley Manville, sold out at the Almeida before transferring to the Trafalgar Studios where it played to packed houses, extending its original run due to popular demand.
Richard Eyre's spell-binding adaptation has won three Olivier Awards, with Lesley Manville crowned Best Actress and Jack Lowden named Best Supporting Actor.
Reinforcing the calibre of the entire West End Theatre Series, previous productions in the series Merrily We Roll Along and Private Lives have both been recognised with a combined eleven Olivier Award nominations.
At the 2013 Evening Standard Theatre Awards, Richard Eyre was named Best Director for Ghosts. Lesley Manville won the 2013 Critics’ Circle Theatre Award for Best Actress for her performance as Helene Alving.
The universally praised cast of Ghosts also includes Adam Kotz, Jack Lowden, Brian McCardie and Charlene McKenna. Lowden and McKenna were recently nominated for the Ian Charleston Award for their performances. The award recognises outstanding performances by actors under 30 in classic roles. Lowden is now also nominated for an Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role. The 2014 Olivier Awards will be presented this Sunday (14 April 2014) at the Royal Opera House.
The West End Theatre Series is captured live in High Definition by Digital Theatre and distributed by CinemaLive.
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 his father’s dissolute life.
Ghosts was produced in the West End by Sonia Friedman Productions and the Almeida Theatre with Rupert Gavin, Tanya Link Productions and JFL Theatricals/GHF Productions in association with 1001 Nights.