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 Alving’s dissolute life.

Lesley Manville leads the cast as Helene in Richard Eyre’s new adaptation of Ibsen’s play. Ghosts plays at the Almeida Theatre from 26 September to 23 November 2013. For more information, visit almeida.co.uk/ghosts

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