Ibsen classic at Opera House

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Buxton Opera House is welcoming London Classic Theatre with their adaptation of Ghosts, Henrik Ibsen’s drama filled with hidden passions and family secrets, on Monday, June 13, at 7.30pm.

Helene Alving is preparing for the opening of an orphanage, built in memory of her late husband. Her beloved artist son, Oswald, has returned from Paris to honour the occasion, but his long-awaited homecoming rapidly descends into tragedy as his presence triggers the exposure of a dark story of hypocrisy and betrayed love.

Ibsen is regarded as the father of modern drama and Ghosts is a shocking critique exposing the realities that lay behind the unspoken façade of 19th century etiquette and family values.

The piece caused scandal and outrage when it was first published in 1881, with society not ready to acknowledge such ‘gross, almost putrid indecorum’ actually occurred.

Director Frank McGuinness, an award-winning Irish playwright and poet, brings this piece dramatically back to life.

Tickets for Ghosts are £13.50. Call the box office on 0845 127 2190.