Ghosts to be seen at Eastgate

“A DARK story of hypocrisy and betrayed love” is how Ghosts, at the Eastgate Theatre on Saturday, April 30, is described by London Classic Theatre.

The company, now in their 11th year, have performed in front of more than 300,000 people at more than 150 theatres and art centres around the UK and Ireland.

Ghosts concerns Helene Alving, who 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.

The play, pictured top of page, by Norwegian Henrik Ibsen, was seen as a scathing view of 19th century morality. Many of his plays were considered scandalous for their savage criticism of life in his time.

Ibsen’s study of hidden passions and family secrets has been adapted by Frank McGuinness’ for London Classic Theatre’s tour.

The artistic director of Ghosts is Michael Cabot, who is also a founding member of the theatre.

The group have presented a range of modern and classic dramas with productions such as Look Back in Anger, Entertaining Mr Sloane and Abigail’s Party.

They have staged new translations of two 18th century comedies, The Game of Love and Chance and The Double Inconstancy by Marivaux.

This year, their Modern Takes season of classic European drama features Patrick Marber’s After Miss Julie as well as Ghosts.

Tickets are priced at £15 (£12) and the Peebles show starts at 7.30pm. Phone 01721 725777 for more information.