Ghosts

23rd Mar 2011 - 7:30pm

The Arts Centre

London Classic Theatre Company present Ghosts at the Rose Theatre.

Tickets £9.00 / £7.00 concessions.

Helene Alving is preparing for the opening of an orphanage, built in memory of her late husband. Her beloved artist son, Oswald, has returned from Paris to honour the occasion, but his long-awaited homecoming rapidly descends into tragedy as his presence triggers the exposure of a dark story of hypocrisy and betrayed love.

Ibsen’s study of hidden passions and family secrets remains as dramatically alive as ever in Frank McGuinness’ vital new version.

Henrik Ibsen (1828 – 1906) was one of the truly great playwrights in the European tradition, often referred to as ‘the father of modern drama’. His plays were considered scandalous to many of his era, when Victorian values of family life and propriety largely held sway in Europe. Ibsen’s work examines the realities that lay behind these facades, turning a savagely critical eye towards the morality of the day.

“A stunning reworking of Ibsen’s 1881 masterpiece” – The Stage.

For details of what’s on this season at the Rose Theatre, visit the Rose Theatre website.

If you’re interested in screenings of great films, see this season’s Short Cuts line-up in the Studio Theatre.