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Information for Ghosts at Royal & Derngate, Northampton (Play). Classic drama about a woman's struggle against prejudice and fear written in 1881. On her country estate, Mrs Alving is building an orphanage in memory of her dead husband. As her son Oswald, a successful artist living in Paris, returns home and the Pastor arrives to dedicate the orphanage, it seems she can finally bury the painful memories of her past. But over the course of one day, the dark secrets and unresolved tensions of the past are brutally exposed. The strange and complex relationships that bind Mrs Alving and her son to their maid Regina, her father Engstrand and to the priest Manders come to light - and we discover the shocking truth about her dead husband. Royal
Age Advisory: 11+
Performers Penny Downie (Helen Alving), Declan Conlon (Jakob Engstrand), Eleanor McLoughlin (Regina Engstrand), Pierro Niel-Mee (Osvald Alving), James Wilby (Pastor Manders).
Author Henrik Ibsen. Adapted by Mike Poulton. Director Lucy Bailey. Design Mike Britton. Lighting Oliver Fenwick. Sound Richard Hammarton. Music Richard Hammarton.