Lesley Manville in her Olivier Award-winning performance as Helene Alving in Henrik Ibsen's Ghosts


Henrik Ibsen
Directed by Richard Eyre

"I'm not frightened of God, only of the ghosts in my life."

Lesley Manville won an Olivier Award for her portrayal of widow Helene Alving, haunted by the prospect of her son, Oswald, inheriting the legacy of his father's dissolute life.

Richard Eyre directs this five-star, multi award-winning revival production of Ibsen's dark and gripping play.

Production duration: 1 hr 36 min

Cast & creative team


  • Helene Alving
    Lesley Manville
  • Oswald Alving
    Jack Lowden
  • Pastor Manders
    Adam Kotz
  • Regina Engstrand
    Charlene McKenna
  • Jacob Engstrand
    Brian McCardie


  • Richard Eyre
  • Tim Hatley
  • Peter Mumford
    Lighting Designer
  • John Leonard
    Sound Designer
  • Corinne Young
    Hair and Make-Up
  • Cara Beckinsale CDG
  • Gaby Dellal
    Associate Director
  • Andrew Edwards
    Associate Designer
  • Charlotte Barslund
    Literal Translation