Mike Poulton’s new version of Ibsen’s ‘Ghosts’ announced for Royal & Derngate’s ‘Made in Northampton 2019’ season

Artistic Director of Northampton’s Royal & Derngate, James Dacre, has today announced the world premiere of Mike Poulton‘s brand new version of Henrik Ibsen’s masterpiece, Ghosts, which runs at the venue from Friday 19 April to Saturday 11 May 2019, as part of Royal & Derngate‘s Made in Northampton 2019 season.

Directed by Lucy Bailey, the production will star Penny Downie as Helen and Pierro Niel-Mee as Osvald.


A shattering story of the consequences of secrets and lies, Ibsen’s Ghosts is a damning comment on the morality and hypocrisy of 19th century life and this searing new version asks if much has changed since it was written over 100 years ago.

Constrained for years by societal expectations, widow Helen Alving is determined to escape the ghosts of her past but when her son Osvald returns home it is clear that some legacies are impossible to avoid. With secrets kept and lies told, the ghosts of her husband’s actions demand bigger sacrifices now than ever before.


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