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By Henrik Ibsen

‘Unwin’s own translation here is firm and clear, as is his production.’ Financial Times
‘'Stephen Unwin's production at the Rose Theatre, Kingston, has a wrenching tragic power'’ Whats On Stage
‘...captures the grey mood of Ibsen's gripping family story. ’ The Guardian
‘...magnificently and movingly acted. ’ The Stage

This production of Ibsen’s masterpiece is inspired by the artist Edvard Munch’s extraordinary stage designs for the play previously seen only once, in Berlin in 1906.

Oswald returns from Paris to honour his dead father. As his mother begins to feel the presence of ghosts from the past around her, Oswald discovers there is more to his mystery illness than he first thought. Only by uncovering the truth can they both be free…

This production kindly supported by the Norwegian Embassy.

An English Touring Theatre and Rose Theatre Kingston co-production.


Rose Theatre Kingston

19 Sep - 19 Oct 2013

Salisbury Playhouse

15 - 19 Oct 2013

Oxford Playhouse

22 - 26 Oct 2013

Yvonne Arnaud Theatre

5 - 9 Nov 2013

York Theatre Royal

12 - 16 Nov 2013

Watford Palace Theatre

19 - 23 Nov 2013

Malvern Theatres

26 - 30 Nov 2013

Theatre Royal Brighton

3 - 7 Dec 2013

Rehearsal Gallery


Creative Team

Adapted & Directed by

Stephen Unwin


Simon Higlett

Lighting Designer

Paul Pyant


Corin Buckeridge

Costume Supervisor

Bill Butler

Assistant Director

Kim Pearce

Casting Director

Ginny Schiller


Sue Prideaux

Set Builders

Scenic Workshop



Pip Donaghy

Pastor Manders

Patrick Drury

Regina Engstrand

Florence Hall

Mrs Alving

Kelly Hunter

Osvald Alving

Mark Quartley