by Henrik Ibsen, adapted and directed by Richard Eyre

Lesley Manville stars in Richard Eyre’s Olivier Award-winning revival of Ibsen’s masterpiece.

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Ghosts, they don't die. They don't vanish, they walk the world again. 

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.

Richard Eyre's spell-binding adaptation has won three Olivier Awards, with Lesley Manville crowned Best Actress and Jack Lowden named Best Supporting Actor.


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

Sunday Telegraph

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

The Times

Manville’s performance is a triumph of poise and intensity. 

Evening Standard

Best Revival


Olivier Awards 2014

Best Actress


Olivier Awards 2014


Best Actor in a
supporting role


Olivier Awards 2014


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.

Captured live at the Trafalgar Studios, London, in February 2014.

Production photography © Hugo Glendinning.

Contains strong language.


Available with English language Captions by Stagetext.


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