Acclaimed U.K. Production of Ghosts, Starring Lesley Manville, Opens Tonight

News   Acclaimed U.K. Production of Ghosts, Starring Lesley Manville, Opens Tonight
 
The Brooklyn Academy of Music presents the U.S. premiere of Almeida Theatre's acclaimed production of Henrik Ibsen's Ghosts, directed by Richard Eyre (Richard III) and featuring an Olivier Award-winning performance by Lesley Manville ("Maleficent," "Another Year"). The show officially opens April 12, following previews that began April 5.

The cast also includes Billy Howle, Will Keen, Brian McCardie and Charlene McKenna. Performances continue through May 3 at the BAM Harvey Theater.

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Eyre's staging of Ghosts originated at the Almeida Theatre and transferred to the West End, produced by Sonia Friedman Productions. The play won the 2014 Olivier Award for Best Revival.

Ibsen's dark and humorous Ghosts tells the story of Helene Alving (Manville), a woman trapped in an emotional void after the death of her cruel but socially charming husband, Captain Alving. Determined to let go of the past, she sets out to teach her painter son, Oswald, the truth about his father. But when Oswald returns from France, it appears he may have already inherited the legacy of his father to devastating effect.

The production features design by Tim Hatley, lighting by Peter Mumford and sound by John Leonard.

For tickets and more information, visit BAM.org. The BAM Harvey Theater is located at 651 Fulton St., Brooklyn.

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