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.’
The play contains themes of incest, euthanasia, and references to suicide.
Audio-Described - Saturday 16 December matinee
Captioned - Wednesday 6 December evening and Saturday 6 January matinee
Relaxed - Wednesday 20 December evening and Thursday 4 January evening
Anyone under the age of 3 can attend any production for free and they do not require a ticket. Those over 3 years old will require a paid ticket. Some plays, however, do contain adult themes and might not be suitable for younger children.
Now taking bookings for performances up until Sun 28th January 2024.
Show times for each day are below.
Nearest rail: Blackfriars, London Bridge Or Waterloo
Tube lines: Jubilee And Northern
Nearest tube: London Bridge Or Southwark
In congestion zone?: Yes
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Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, Bankside, London
Running time: TBC
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