About

Since the death of her charismatic but abusive husband, Helene Alving has been treading water in a sea of empty days. What keeps her going is a deeply held belief that salvation can only lie in telling her son Oswald the truth about his father. But when Oswald returns after living as an artist in France, he has his own truth to reveal: he is already living the consequences of his father’s life…

Pam and I wanted to work together again after The Glass Menagerie and we both independently came to Ghosts. It’s a play from over a century ago about a woman who tries to find a way to deal with the Problem of Men, of male sexual aggression. It’s just a classic, riveting masterpiece. – Eamon

Ghosts is supported by the Nelson Meers Foundation.

Warning: Ghosts contains haze, the smoking of herbal cigarettes, and coarse language.

Cast

Tom Conroy
Taylor Ferguson
Robert Menzies
Colin Moody
Pamela Rabe

Team

By Henrik Ibsen
Adapted & Directed by Eamon Flack
Set Designer Michael Hankin
Costume Designer Julie Lynch
Lighting Designer Nick Schlieper
Composer & Sound Designer Stefan Gregory
Assistant Director Carissa Licciardello*
Stage Manager Luke McGettigan
Assistant Stage Manager Kaytlin Petrarca

*The Assistant Director position on Ghosts is supported by Walking Up The Hill Foundation.

Performance Times

Tuesday & Wednesday 6.30pm
Thursday & Friday 8pm
Saturday 2pm & 8pm
Sunday 5pm

Previews (bookable)
8pm, 16 September
6.30pm, 17 September
8pm, 19 September

Opening Night (invitation only)
8pm, 20 September

Unwaged Performance
2pm, 5 October

Captioned Performance
2pm, 14 October

Audio-described Performance
2pm, 21 October

Belvoir Briefing
3pm, 10 September

Please note: Ghosts has a ten-minute lock-out for latecomers. We advise arriving at least 15 minutes prior to the production starting.

Running Time
Approx 1 hour & 45 minutes, no interval

Prices

Belvoir’s ticket prices can be dynamically adjusted either up or down without notice. This can apply to a small number of tickets in response to demand for a specific performance date or time. Full ticket terms and conditions can be found on the Ticket Prices page.

 Ticket Type Upstairs
Full Price $72
Subscriber Discount Rate $67
Seniors*/Industry**/Groups (10 or more) $62
Concession† $49
30-Down# $47
Previews $40
Student Saver# $37

† Concession prices are available with a full-time Australian student card, all Centrelink Pensioner concession cards and Veteran Affairs’ cards.
** Industry prices are available to members of Actors Equity (MEAA), AACTA, ASMA, ASDA, ARDA, AFTT, Australian Academy of Dramatic Arts, Actors Centre, Performance Space, Australian Writers’ Guild, Artshub and the NSW Writers’ Centre.
# 30-Down and Student Saver prices are available for Previews, Wednesday evening, Thursday evening, Friday evening, Saturday matinee, Saturday evening.

Some of our productions at Belvoir may contain strong language, smoking, nudity, violence, strobe lighting, haze or other things you may find confronting or uncomfortable. If you are concerned about any of these please ask our Box Office staff about content when booking.

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Reviews

★★★★
This is a blisteringly contemporary play.

Ben Neutze | Daily Review

★★★★
Flack’s adaptation of Ibsen’s play is poignant and surprisingly timely.

Angus McPherson | Limelight

These fine actors turn the air between them thick with the unsaid.

Jason Blake | SMH

The revelations in this play are intense and come thick and fast. Flack’s production is played without an interval in under two hours and the pace is relentless.

John McCallum | The Australian

Ghosts is a tragedy, grand and small, and as current as tomorrow’s news. Totally recommended.

Diana Simmonds | Stage Noise