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Shakespeare’s Globe reveals cast of Ghosts

Ibsen will be staged at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse for the first time with performances from next month

Headshots of Paul Hilton, Sarah Slimani and Stuart Thompson
Paul Hilton, Sarah Slimani and Stuart Thompson, provided by the production

Shakespeare’s Globe has revealed casting for its forthcoming production of Henrik Ibsen’s Ghosts, adapted and directed by Joe Hill-Gibbins (The Tragedy of King Richard the Second).

Hill-Gibbins commented: “It’s a privilege to be staging Ibsen at Shakespeare’s Globe for the very first time, and also to be opening the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse’s tenth anniversary season. I’m excited to light the candles and see what emerges from Ibsen’s exploration of forbidden desire, and of the social, biological and emotional forces that entrap us.”

As previously announced, the show is set to run from 10 November 2023 until 28 January 2024 in the candle-lit venue, with a press night scheduled for 22 November.

The cast will comprise Greg Hicks (Oklahoma!) as Engstrand, Paul Hilton (The Glass Menagerie) as Father Manders, Hattie Morahan (A Doll’s House) as Helene Alving, Sarah Slimani (Grenfell: In the Words of Survivors) as Regine Engstrand and Stuart Thompson (Spring Awakening) as Osvald Alving.

The creative team also includes associate director Lucy Wray, costume and set designer Rosanna Vize, costume supervisor Megan Rarity, Globe Associate (Movement) Glynn Macdonald, Head of Voice Tess Dignan, intimacy director Haruka Kuroda and casting director Becky Paris.

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Final performance: 28 January 2024