Date: 29 October 2009 13:00 - 21 November 2009 15:00
Location: Bolton

Ghosts in Bolton

The Octagon Theatre will present Ibsen's Ghosts

The Octagon Theatre in Bolton will present an innovative version of Henrik Ibsen’s Ghosts in November.

Ghosts is arguably one of Ibsen’s best known dramas. Oswald is a young artist who has come back home from abroad to be with his mother. The disturbing news Oswald brings leads to a chain of events that reveal the underlying corruption of this apparently respectable society and leads to a shocking climax. Ghosts is gripping, deeply moving and astonishingly modern.

As stated in Guardian; “What is shocking is its perpetual relevance to the present”

Written in 1881, Ghosts was deliberately sensational. The cast and Erik Skuggevik (an internationally renowned expert on the work of Ibsen) will present a translation of Ibsen’s masterpiece as close as possible to the original text.

Henrik Ibsen (1828 - 1906) is one of the very greatest names in world literature. He was a central figure in the modern break-through in the intellectual life of Europe, and is considered the father of modern drama. His plays are still highly topical, and continue to be staged in all parts of the world. It is said that Ibsen is the most frequently performed dramatist in the world after Shakespeare.

Ghosts by Henrik Ibsen
Evenings: 7.30pm
Matinees: Fri 30 and Sat 31 Oct, Mon 2 Nov, Wed 11 Nov and Sat 14 Nov, 2pm
The Octagon Theatre,
Howell Croft South,
Bolton, BL1 1SB
Tickets £9 - £ 18.50 available from Ticket Office: 01204 520661

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