Lesley Manville is interviewed about her role as Helene Alving in Richard Eyre's adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's Ghosts

Ghosts

Henrik Ibsen
Almeida
Directed by Richard Eyre

Lesley Manville won an Olivier Award for her portrayal of tormented widow Helene Alving in Ibsen's darkest play, Ghosts.

Lesley reveals how she prepared for such an intense role and how director Richard Eyre's award-winning adaptation relates the play's core values and ideas to a new and contemporary audience.

Production duration: 23 min 30 sec

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Cast & creative team

Characters

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

Team

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