Ghosts at Newcastle Theatre
Newcastle Theatre Companypresents Ghosts by Henrik Ibsen from October 10 to 22.
Mrs Alving, a wealthy widow, lives with her maid Regina, in a small remote village in rural Norway in the late 1800’s. Captain Alving, her husband, a wealthy philanthropist, has died some years before and an orphanage is being built in his memory. The puritanical Pastor Manders is arriving on the weekly steamer to conduct the dedication ceremony and learns, on his arrival, that Oswald, Mrs.Alving’s son, has just returned from Paris where he has lived a Bohemian lifestyle as an artist. In the background lurks Engstrand, a hard drinking local carpenter, the devious ‘father’ of Regina, whom we soon discover has some interesting plans of his own.
BUT... what skeletons are lurking in the capacious cupboards at the Alving house?
This tragedy unfolds with the relentless compelling fascination that you find in a first class detective story.
Director Debra Hely has assembled a strong cast with Rebecca Cuttance, Nigel Guest, Peter Murray, Annie Bilton and Paul Russell.
Season: October 10 – 22, 2011.Bookings are essential phone/fax (02 4952 4958between 3 p.m. and p.m. Monday to Friday
Image: Oswald (Peter Murray) and his mother Mrs Alving (Annie Bilton), together with Pastor Manders (Paul Russell) watch as the memorial Orphanage burns to the ground.